Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Catching Up, Getting Ready, Having Fun!

So this is Mr. Incredible's birthday cake (just Catching you Up on this tidbit of info.). I use to make him one (homemade, you know, like, from scratch) every year for the first 12 years of our marriage. For the last 6, it has been quite the challenge (we have been blessed to be close to some good bakeries). So this year, I really worked hard. I was determined to make this the best. This was some labor intensive cake boy, let me tell you. Hershey's Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing. (Even the icing was unusually time consuming, but the reward was amazing)! Are you drooling?
So then there is the Getting Ready. You got it! School! For us it begins on August 18th and we couldn't be more excited. I have been over my lessons for the first week, about 15 times (I'm teaching a 2nd grader and a Kindergartner). Kyle meets his new teacher on Friday, we are a little nervous, but also a little excited. Sound familiar? I always felt this way the first day as a student (now I feel this way as a Mom for my boy).
But, we are still Having Fun. This is an afternoon storm. It was a deluge! Raining huge drops, fast and hard! We had a blast getting soaked. Kyle joined in after I went out - so he is not pictured here. There is nothing quite like jumping on the trampoline in the middle of a storm (no lighting don't worry)!
Yea, that was great fun! We will have to do that again. I have to say however, when we got back inside the house, it was as if we entered Antarctica. We got on our flannels and long sleeved sweatshirts and had some popcorn minus the hot cocoa. (If I had hot cocoa to make, I would have made it!) Fun times!


Barclay 5 said...

The cake, oh my! Lisa you have out done yourself - I'm so proud of your effort and success!

Yeah, new school supplies! I love the smell!

Love, XO

Amanda said...

YUM, I so want a piece of that goodness, can I trade you cookies for that.