Monday, December 19, 2011

R2D2 Cake

Sam's birthday is today and I stayed up late and made this R2D2 cake (with the help of some very talented friends, Carisa and Brittney).  It took us from about 9pm-2am...I gotta learn to start earlier! 
Here are the pics:

  The cake is made from 4-8in cakes stacked on the bottom, a dome shaped one on the top and rice krispie treat legs.  I used the middle of a sugar ice cream cone for the little projector thing, iced and rolled in sparkly sugar, a cinnamon candy for the red eye thing, and lots and lots of icing.  I hope it's yummy, but at least it's cute:)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Moving Christmas

A few days ago, I was telling the kids that if we got any video games or the like for Christmas, we would have to wait until Monday to play them, because we don't do any screen time on Sunday.  Levi suggested that we just wait until Monday to have Christmas.  He and Natalie are both "in the know" and Sam and Seth don't worry about the calendar too much, so it could work.  I thought this was a CRAZY idea, but the more I thought about it, the more I loved it!  Spend Christmas day actually focused completely on the Savior?  What a great idea!  So, I think I will add one more thing to my to-do list and plan a very spiritual Christmas day...and then we will spend our day after Christmas enjoying the "presents" part of Christmas.  We'll see how it goes:)

The To-Do List

Things to do this weekend and this next week:

  • Make a fabulous R2D2 cake for Sam
  • Make pool noodle light sabers for Sam's party (can you get pool noodles in December?)
  • Make Christmas treats
  • Deliver treats
  • Zumba party
  • Clean the church
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Plan and do a cub scout meeting
  • Plan the next unit study (about China)
  • Make 4 photo books online
  • Buy some last minute presents
  • Wrap all presents
  • Attend 2 Christmas parties
  • Do visiting teaching
  • Do more Christmas crafts with the kids
I love this time of year!  I am only a little stressed.  Making the cake makes me nervous, as that is not a talent I have.  Luckily, a few friends are going to help me out:)  After the cake is made and Scouts is done, the week will be less stressful and more enjoyable. I hope you all enjoy your 8 days before Christmas!