I've done it again. I got all wrapped up in a crazy-busy week and didn't write a blog post for 6 days. Ugh. And guess what? I won't be really writing one today either.
Instead, I'm going to give you a very abbreviated run-down of the past few days.
Last week I did seven cakes, six dozen cupcakes, plus cake pops and dipped Oreos. All pictured above, except my son's Oreo Cake (and a couple of dozen plain cupcakes):
Caleb asked for a Lego cake with Oreo Cream filling for his 13th birthday and I did NOT want to disappoint. He got *almost* as much filling has he did cake... and he LOVED it!!
The other big thing... my nephew Rodney turned TWO! His Monster's cake from last year is here (I just posted it a few weeks ago and already a year has passed) and this year he had a Construction Party:
I've mentioned before that my sister-in-law Amy and her mother ROCK party planning and those are just a few pics from his party! She's SO awesome!!
And then, my most thrilling cake of the week... this Paw Patrol cake and sweets for Jamie. He's the little boy in our community who drowned a few weeks ago (I mentioned it on Facebook here) but thanks to his Daddy knowing CPR and some amazing medical staff and technology, and well, most importantly, the mercy of our Lord, he is alive and home got to celebrate his second birthday with his twin brother Harvey!
He did suffer a brain injury from the accident and he has a long road of recovery ahead so please continue to pray for him and his family. Having said that, I can say with certainty that I've never been more grateful for the privilege of making a cake!
Okay... so after all that, Sunday my baby boy slipped and busted his nose and got a black eye... can you see how swollen his little nose is here? It bled like crazy and eventually...
...turned black around his right eye 🙁 I don't "do" blood, so it was more awful for me than him. Just kidding. Sort of. Okay - that's cruel, I know... but really? Why do kids have to bleed SO much?? This Mommy can't take it!!
And please excuse all the miscellaneous dirt on his face. He's a country boy through and through.
And yesterday was our first day back of homeschooling and it was, um, um, well... it was a Monday. With 6 kids. And they are not used to a routine. Enough said.
But we did go see my nephew's play 8th and 9th grade football, so that was fun! We had burgers from the concession stand and I didn't have to cook, so there's that silver lining!
Then today I woke up to a very sick daughter and after getting her to the doctor and getting her on meds, I go out to find my truck locked and after getting a spare set of keys brought to me, I find my battery is dead. I might have been a little on edge and I still had places to go, things to do.
Next, I also saw a new doctor today (a few minutes late thanks to my previously mentioned issues) - a cardiologist - who feels my heart condition (it's not that serious - "condition" sounds ominous - it's an arrhythmia) is probably exacerbated by my stress levels (WHAT? Me?? StReSsEd???). I'm starting a new medication and hoping that for the first time in months really, maybe my heart will act right.
Then I went to Walmart. Need I say more?? Wait... except... does anyone want to pitch in on my grocery bill? Pretty please??
So there... this is my non blog post. What have you been up to for the last week?