I took his class some cinnamon buns on Friday, the day before his birthday.
I let Evan sneak out of class for a birthday treat!
Ryan wanted to have his birthday party at the beach. And he wanted me to make a "beach" cake. I am NOT a cake decorator. Sure, I pin lots of fancy decorated cakes on Pintrest but that does not make me a decorator. Speaking of Pintrest, I got this idea and kind of went for it. I made 2 round cakes, blue frosting (Mom's recipe) and crushed up some Digestives, added a little sugar and made the sand. I took some ocean toys and added them to the cake! BAM. There you have it. Don't know what it tasted like but it all got eaten!
Ryan's Birthday fell on Saturday this year. He got a couple of big presents from us in the morning.
And a carpet of balloons in the hallway when he woke up.
Nerf gun! Because you really can't have too many of those!
And a rip stick.
It amazes me how quickly he can learn things.
After presents we grabbed Ryan's good buddy and headed down to Sentosa. We met Stuart and his kids at the Luge and rode that down a couple of times with lunch at Subway in the middle.
Then we headed to the beach to play in the water and sand for a little while. Aunt Brooke met up with us here.
We got hot and decided to go to Stuart and Brooke's hotel to swim. Then we had some yummy local food and headed home.
I went with a few friends on a mommy-field trip to the Spode Dish factory in Malaysia. We had the best time and it was an experience I won't soon forget. We met at Becky's in the morning and got our three car caravan ready to go. We said a prayer, did a cheer and were off at about 9 am. We crossed the border without any issues (except for toll top-up cards) and hit the road. In about an hour we arrived at this little side-of-the-road pottery market. It was typical of a third-world place. True Outlet shopping. There was a nice aluminum roof and some big fans to keep us cool. The plates were very dusty from being outside so long but there were so many lovely treasures. We all had a good time just wandering around searching for new dishes.
I was looking for a set of every-day dishes and anything else was a bonus in my mind. Spode is a European brand that outsources production to Malaysia. Their retail cost is pretty high but we got some amazing deals. After we had be…
My son has been really in to the video game Cup Head this year so, when his teacher said that he needed to make a box for his class Valentine's Day party, we decided to go with something fitting with the theme of Cup Head. One of the main bosses in the game is called King Dice. He's a dice with a face and that's square so it made for a fun Valentine box.
One day while were were shopping for groceries in our local Walmart we noticed they had a whole cart full of boxes. I asked one of the kind employees if we could take one and she gladly obliged. We found a square one and it was just perfect. Below is the process for how we made the King Dice Valentine's box.
Step 1: Procure a square box.
Step 2: Wrap in white paper. I just turned our regular Birthday Party paper inside out and wrapped the box in that. The design shows through slightly but I thought the result was better than me wasting my time finding plain paper and paying for it.