Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Posted by Leslie at 4:08 PM
I think Andy and I were more excited for Ethan's birthday than he was. He ended up having a fun day, and we're thankful for both grandparents, and uncle Gary and kids for coming!
Ethan got a spiderman helmet and battery operated four wheeler from us, some cute shoes and a spiderman lunchbox from grandma and grandpa T, and spiderman sheets, and toys from Grandma and grandpa A, and a bruno and buddy dinosaur from uncle gary.
Somehow I didn't get a picture of the four wheeler, only a video. So, I'll try to post some pics of that later!
Posted by Leslie at 3:59 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Last night I finished Ethan's birthday cake! This was my fist attempt at fondant, and may actually be my last. Normally cakes take me a couple of hours to bake and decorate, but this cake took 3 days. Good heavens. I bought white fondant, since I've never made it before, and so on Sunday I colored it, and wrapped it back up to use later. It took A TON of coloring to get the dark colors that I needed for his cake. Then on Monday I baked the 4 cakes for the tiers, which took 3 cake mixes. I don't know what we're going to do with all that cake! Luckily I bought sugar free cake mixes, so it's not as bad for us. Then last night it took me several hours to decorate. So, all in all, it was kind of a pain, but it turned out okay for a first attempt. I think I might go back to the molded pans, and frosting star cakes that I'm used to though, as they are much easier to decorate!
Posted by Leslie at 7:18 AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
If you've read earlier posts, you know that we got a new Yorkie right before Christmas. Ethan LOVES that little dog and carts it around. The other day I looked and he was holding it up by its hind leg. YIKES! Needless to say, the dog does A LOT of hiding!
Now, don't think I'm a horrific mother, but these events happened the other day. (It's really hard to supervise a rambunxious 3 year old, and a newborn at the same time).
First, I heard water running, and Ethan had poor Duke in the bathtub with freezing cold water running on him. I dried him off, and informed Ethan that he couldn't just throw the poor dog in the bathtub. Then, I was in changing Addy and Ethan came in and told me he got Duke all clean. So, of course, I was thinking he was referring to the mornings event of Duke in the tub. Turns out I found Duke and the kitchen floor, covered in dish soap. I washed poor Duke, dried him off, and commenced clean up of the kitchen floor. I yelled for Ethan and asked what he was doing, and he told me he was drying the dog. So, at this point, I RAN to the laundry room, where I found poor Duke in the dryer. Luckily Ethan isn't tall enough to reach the buttons to turn on the dryer, but poor Duke was scared out of his mind.
Needless to say, I really hope this dog survives our house!
Posted by Leslie at 2:14 PM