So between the schedule of the week I was a cake baking and decorating machine. Thankfully Brenda kept Ariel on Thursday afternoon so I could work distractedness as Xander napped. Got lots of work done that day, yay! Here are some pictures of my creations from the week... first up the gender cake... I do believe I can share now that it was cut that it was another pink cake, hee!
Lastly the golf cake... this was pre-snow. The morning of the pick up I was asked if I could add some snow, which I did but didn't get a chance to get a new picture. Oh well, its cute without the snow too. The lady who picked this up was in LOVE with it, hugging my arm with squeals that the character looked like the man the cake was for, haha. She then kept going on how I needed to charge more, and ended up giving me a big tip! Whoa, sweet! I felt great and it was a nice end to the week.
Ariel has been enjoying her more relaxed schedule. Monday she had a birthday party to attend, which she really enjoyed. I am realizing that we are on the new dawn of how parties work... parents don't stay! Wow, free time? Wacky! This girl was from her class so lots of her classmates were there. Its nice getting to know more of these kids and their parents outside the school environment.
Swimming lessons have been happening Tuesday to Friday and Ariel has been doing fantastic. Her teacher told me last class when picking her up that she is an amazing little fish... and super cute! Haha. Ariel made a friend in her class and loves getting to see her. We also see Brenda and the kids as they are in lessons too at the same time, so its a nice visiting time for us all. I hope to get some pictures or video next week of my girl in motion. We will see how organized I get.
Xander decided while at the pool one morning that he would give Mommy a heart-attack. While I was watching Ariel swim and Xander sat at the picnic table with the other toddlers just arms length from me - I looked back to see he was missing! I jumped up expecting to see him behind one of the other kids or under the table... he wasn't!
I called his name and 3 more parents around me sprung up in response to my panic. I was dashing around and he was no where to be seen. My heart sunk and I was in shock... felt like time was standing still. I kept running and looking for his little face and brown coat... nothing. Then I heard 'FOUND HIM!' I ran scooping his little body into my arms, clinging to him. Of course he was smiling, totally oblivious to what he just put me though, but he was safe and that was all that mattered. It was the longest 5 minutes of my life that I never want to experience again. My son, well he wanted to see the hockey players apparently, and I now have some new gray hairs thanks to that. No matter, I am thankful and will be tying his shoes together to keep him from running, ha!
Brenda had me over for lunch that day, I was so shaky from the events that I was very appreciative. The kids played and we visited and chilled... ahh. Very thankful for good friends!
Speaking of good friends, on Wednesday my high school friend Julie and her 2 kids came for a play-date. They are in town during the break, visiting from the USA. (Yes another American/Canadian couple woot!) The girls had a blast playing everything from Barbies to cooking.
The boys, well they sorta did their own thing but did somewhat sit for at least one picture together.
Later that evening it was a girls night out, and the rest of the local friends from high school got together for dinner out. It was fun to catch up, as we don't usually get together more than once a year. We opted to pass on dessert at the restaurant and walk to the store to pick up a cake instead to eat. It was such a clear night it was fun to walk and visit.... kinda like old times walking from school.
Then today was a lazy at home day... with 2 cake pick ups we couldn't really leave the house. So we got up early to hit the grocery store for food as we are having our youth pastor and his girlfriend over for dinner tomorrow night. Yay. With it being a sunny day, I took advantage and got Ariel's new head shot done for her next pageant coming up. I think this is my new fav... might need to print this one out for a frame. I also booked both kids for haircuts on Monday and worked on the new 'Imagine That' brochure. So it was a very productive day while Ken was gone at the open house at work. Oh and I booked our own family pictures with Maria with her annual Mother's Day session next month. Now just to decide what to wear? Hmmm...
Ken finally got home after dinner and while he bathed the kids I went for a long walk to have some 'me' time. Nothing beats Glee tunes on the ipod, ahhh. I love the new original song 'Loser like me'. Gosh if that wasn't the anthem of all of us nerds in school. I just get giddy listening to it. Yay for geeks!
So one more week of break till we go back to routine of school, ballet etc. Only one cake this week for my Dad's birthday on Friday... which is also the 11th anniversary of my Mom's passing. Look for a special post that day, I have something very special that was given to me to share. Until then, I am going to chill out with my man and watch some Netflix stuff.