So finally, I can share with you the big surprise cake I had been eagerly putting together for tonight's party. Hee, behold! The burger cake!!! Yes, a little creepy to think about eating, but it was completely cake, icing and gummy candies. The mustard and ketchup icing was the kicker for most. Its tricky getting the color right for ketchup, in case you are wondering, use red and yellow food coloring, since its more or an orange-red. The lettuce was the gummy candies, rolled out and cut. It was yummy and everyone enjoyed it. Huzzah!
Thankfully Nana had some candles since I totally forgot ours. My brain sure is on autopilot these days. Duh.
Got our taxes back from Jo and amazingly we are getting a small refund when we thought for sure we would be paying because of the extra freelance Ken has from the States. So that was nice, and we will repay them with a dinner of ribs come May when tax time is done. Woot.
Yesterday, it was a rainy day and quite miserable in the morning. However, my internal clock woke me up at 8am and I was shocked to see Ken still asleep beside me. I said,'honey its 8am!' He glanced up and then realized what I said and jumped up in the air. The bus he takes is at 10 after 8am, so needless to say he was in panic mode. I told him just get ready and I would drive him to the loop so we could beat the bus. I grabbed sleeping Ariel and ran out to the car. Pulled out and Ken came running out with his bag and got in. When we got to the corner where he usually catches the bus, it was just arriving, so we had lots of time to beat it to the loop. Ariel at that point had woken up and was like 'what is going on?' Needless to say, I got an egg McMuffin on the way home, figured I deserved it. Haha. Just call me Super Wife!
We got home and both of us were really out of it then. I had been up twice in the night so I really could have used the sleep in, but oh well. We watched cartoons and then realized it was nearly 11am. I went upstairs to work on the computer and our photo files kept crashing. Ugh. I was kinda freaking out as they had been acting up for quite a while, so I called Mike to get recommendations for an external drive. Following which, Ariel and I went to London Drugs and picked up one. Took a good hour to transfer the files to it, but once it was finished and I deleted several large things that were quite old, the computer was happy and didn't crash, yay!
That evening I dropped Ariel off at Dad and Rita's and met Ken at the Boot for Brenda's big 40th birthday bash. It was lots of fun and the hours just slipped by quickly. I had awesome fajitas for dinner, yummy. In fact I ate so much I was pretty pretty sore. Haha. Being overstuffed and having ligament pains, soooooooo uncomfortable. Blah.
The cute decor Julie had set up for the party, complete with Brenda 'fun facts' and cheesy old pictures, haha.
After 10pm when we finally had gotten out the door, my cel rang. Dad said Ariel was ready to come home. (Rita had gone to bed, so part of the entertainment was gone, haha) She had gotten her boots and coat on and was waiting by the door, awe. Kinda makes me feel better since she practically pushed me out the door and said 'Bye bye Mommy. You go now!' when I dropped her off. She was happy to see us and was full of hugs and kisses.
Well, its a VERY busy week. So lots to report as it all goes down. Hope you all had a good weekend. I am off to put the remainder of the burger cake away, hee.