Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Madness

The last week has been super busy for us. We did a lot of fun things, but I am looking forward to a week that is not quite so busy! We started out by making gingerbread men for Family Home Evening last week. The kids had a lot of fun covering them with sprinkles and making a huge mess!
Then we spent the next 3 days making, decorating and delivering ornament cupcakes to our neighbors, friends and the kids' teachers. We ended up making 170 of them! I didn't get a whole lot of sleep for those 3 days, but it was worth it because they turned out so cute and were yummy too! Madison and Jordan loved delivering them and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Madison made the Sparkler Cheer Team at her school (I think I forgot to blog about that in September). There were over 100 girls that tried out for the team and only 30 made it! On Saturday they marched in the Henderson Winter Parade. It was a little bit cold and windy, but the girls did fabulous! They were so cute!

Watching the parade...

After the parade, Justin and I went to his work Christmas party at an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse - Yummy! The girl we got to babysit just turned 12 and hasn't been babysitting for very long. We were a little nervous leaving Josh with her because we were afraid he would spend the whole time crying (he's a little bit of a momma's boy), but he only cried for a few minutes and she did a great job! Jordan must have had a lot of fun playing with her because after I left to take her home he wanted to know if we could invite her over for a sleepover! He's such a funny kid.

Finally, last night for Family Home Evening we made gingerbread houses (really just graham cracker houses). Josh ate all his frosting and candy - not a single piece made it on his house - and enjoyed every minute of it.

Jordan filling his house with "people".

All the "people" in his house!

Our Gingerbread Village


Melissa said...

my heck beth! can you get any better at cake decorating? you are amazing. if only i could be as good as you.....

Miss Heather said...

Those cupcakes are really cute! Did you use modeling chocolate? They look awesome!

Cellana said...

Your pictures and descriptions of all your cakes and cupcakes never cease to amaze me. I am so impressed! Here I thought I was a basic closet cake decorator but you, you could open your own store! (and if it did show up on cake wrecks.com it would definitely be on a Sunday edition when she shows the "unwrecked" cakes.) -Melissa Taylor Ashby

Beth Hansen said...

Yep - they are made with chocolate - poured in a mold and then dusted with super pearl dust. The hangers are all handmade out of fondant and then painted with a gold dust. They were a lot of work, but so fun!