Thursday, August 21, 2008


Our house is still for sale. Although houses really aren't moving off the market very fast. The good news is that I will get to harvest all my tomatoes and can them to my heart's content. I have already canned some pickles and they are tasty.

We have decided to do a few projects to spruce up the unfinished part of the basement. My mom and I took a weekend and put a new coat of paint on the walls and on some concrete paint on the floor. The bright urine color that some previous owner put on the walls is finally gone. It looks much nicer and cleaner. The rainbow shag that was around the toilet also has been dealt with. It seems that our work in the basement has inspired and motivated my husband and he took on the project of getting rid of the drop ceiling and putting in pine planking. So we stained and sealed 450 sq ft of boards and he is doing his best to put it up. It is going to look really nice. We'll see if it will help sell our house.

Erin is two-years-old now. We had a great birthday week. My brother and his girlfriend were here for the whole week (top) and Erin loved dragging them around to play with her. My sister and her husband (bottom) came up for the weekend. I hadn't seen her in a few years so it was really great to see them. For the day of her birthday we went to the beach and had the party after her naptime. My brother (chef in training) helped me with the dinner and I made a really fun cake.

This other cake was my first attempt at fondant. It was pretty fun, but not sure that it is practical for birthdays as kids enjoy frosting more.

Other than all that Erin is working towards potty training and doing pretty well with it. She isn't completely ready yet, but she is going to look so very cute in underwears.

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

It looks like a fun time! And I am super impressed with your cake/fondant skills- great job!