I really need to go have a bath and soak my hands that are dyed pink at the moment. I just finished some super pink cupcakes with crowns on them, and yet I found myself wanting to update my blog since I haven't in a bit and I figured I should. Whats been going on since the last post? Well, summer finally showed up, yes after weeks of rain the sun came and has been going full force. I am happy to say our new place doesn't heat up like our old apartment... I don't miss that evening sun! Oh its nice and cool, ahhh. Xander's room is the only one that tends to get a tad warm, so he will be getting the fan I think, but his window helps quite a bit, and being able to have windows open safely is always a plus! Woot!
Ken and I celebrated 11 years of marriage on June 30th.... and he was still in Seattle. Haha, well he did get home late but I was working on orders so it was kinda 'meh' but we are hoping to do something fun later this summer as we have a free hotel stay at a fancy Vancouver place and various vouchers saved up from my work with the tourism guy, so we just need to figure out when is the best time to go between my work and Ken's summer travel. Ariel did draw us this lovely picture as an anniversary card, awww.
We celebrated both Canada Day....
and 4th of July by doing nothing! With Canada falling on a Sunday this year its hard not to say I am skipping church to eat pancakes and cake, lol. So Ken took the kids to church but I ended up sleeping off my illness/allergies. Not sure what it was but I felt uber gross that morning. Then the 4th we didn't make it to our annual trek to Point Roberts for the parade but instead had lunch with Kara and saw her new place. Woot!
We had a movie date with Ariel and took her to see the new Disney Pixar Brave. It was really good, and Ariel loved it. Nothing beats princess who kicks butt! She is eagerly awaiting a 'Brave' doll now haha. Xander stayed home with Grandpa since we didn't know if he would sit through the movie, but brought him some popcorn that made him happy.
I had a serious crazy week of orders, some big ones that had not only cake but cupcakes, cookies, cake pops etc. A few late nights of work and then I had some graphics work on top of it, so I feel a tad zonked today now that its over. I get a few days to recover before another busy weekend. As I said on facebook, its a lot of work, but the look on the faces of people when they get their order makes it totally worth while.... getting paid is awesome too, haha, but seriously its a happy business most of the time and I love it!
In the midst of the craziness, Ariel had a pageant. It was a pink 'glitter' theme, and she practiced a fun routine for her outfit of choice to the chorus of 'Material Girl'. We had gone through a few songs but she liked the beat of that one the best, and came up with several moves on her own, with me adding a few to smooth it out. Check it out!
In the end it was great, the crowd loved it and she won Queen, the highest she could get as she got Supreme last time (they only let the girls win that one once in the prelims so more girls get a chance to win it, which is awesome!) She won a super cute kitty cat crown...
...and every girl got a Hello Kitty watch. She LOVES it! Can you tell?
This week Ariel is off at dance camp, woot! She is so excited, especially since her buddy Sarah is coming this year. We are also bringing Sarah home to help out her mom who works and so to have playdates daily is very exciting for our princess. I am looking forward to hanging with Xander who isn't feeling that great. He woke up crying at 4am with a fever, and has been clingy and feverish most of the day. Poor little man.
Ken preached the message today at church. He did a great job and had lots of complements from members of the congregation. If you want to listen to his sermon, check out the link here. Its called 'Shine on you crazy diamond'. Enjoy!
Well I need to get to that bath and pack Ariel's bag for tomorrow. Yay!