Well... I'm going to try to sum up the ongoings in my happy home over the last nine months and get us all up to speed!
First of all, my cake business has taken off!!! I am soooooo happy and BUSY! I absolutely love it!! It started off slow... such that I was worried that it was just going to stay a hobby. But lo and behold, I have had cake orders every weekend for the last two months! And not just one, I'm talking a minimum of two orders per weekend, up to four that I had to make for last weekend!
I love it... my skills have improved so much over these months, and I am so much more confident with what I can do, and if I can't or haven't done it... I have no doubts I can do it!!!
Chao Baby!!! :O)
This is my first ever wedding cake....
I bet you thought that this whole post was going to be pictures of cakes!!! ;oP
So as you can see, I've been busy!!! I'm not going to complain, I love that I can make some money at what I REALLY enjoy doing!
Now the other reason I have been MIA.... Isabel has been trying my patience! This girl, I love her to pieces... but DEAR LORD she's gonna kill me! This school year has been the absolute worst ever!!! Not only has she had awful grades, but she is failing Math. I have met more times with her teachers this year than I have in her entire educational career ! I have lost all confidence in the public school system here. I finally have a meeting with her teachers and the SPED tomorrow to see if MAYBE there is something that they can do to help her not fall behind.... Ummmmmm yeah... there is a month of school left and she has a D average in everything. I think you're a bit late on the helping her not fall behind!!!! But at least it's a start and we can get her started on the right path for next year. At least that is my goal!
Tyler has started cubscouts this year and he ABSOLUTELY loves it! Tyler is one very social boy... and he likes to excel at all he does, so this has been an really great learning experience for him. He did great in his first ever Raingutter Regatta in the fall... He placed 2nd in his den (they are only 3!!) but he was really proud of himself, which to me is the best reward. He has a great team player attitude and didn't get too upset when he didn't win. What more can a mother ask for!
Isn't he handsome???
Tyler also did AWESOME in his first ever Pinewood Derby... placing 4th amongst all the participants in his pack! He went to the council finals, but didn't do as great, yet he enjoyed it and never said a bad word about not winning. I would love to post pics but his dad took him and I forgot to send Isabel with my camera... so no pics.
Isabel has been doing EXCELLENT in dance this year, with a full schedule of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and HipHop... it's a full week for us. Not to mention that she also partook in Girl Scouts all year too!
I can't snap pics of her in dance, mostly because Sebastian won't sit still when I go to watch her... BUT I will habe pics in a few weeks as her end of the year recital will be on June 17-18!!! I am so excited and can't wait to see her perform. Every year she brings tears to my eyes when I see her on stage, it's absolutely amazing to see how much she has learned and how graceful she has become on stage.
Sebastian is now 22 months old... I have no idea where the time has gone! He is such a smart boy... he now speaks a handful of words in both spanish and english! He is a clown, he loves to make faces and run around and jump and dance. Although he is a tv tyrant! He loves to take control of the living room tv and watch "Oh Toodles" which is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse all day... or Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Amazing Mr. Fox, and Alice In Wonderland (the Johnny Depp version)! I bought the kids all 3 Toy Story movies for Easter this year, and those are now all their favorite!!!
Oh, did I mention that I am also going to school too? Yup, since I have been unemployed for just shy of two years, I went back to school a year ago and have been working on a Paralegal degree with a Business Administration degree. Good thing I'm not busy!!!
The hubs and I are both working hard on his car sales... which has been going well. We aren't getting rich, but we atleast have enough to pay our bills!
So there you go.... a rather loooooong summary of where I have been and why I've been missing! Now that I posted, I'm sure you will hear more from me on a regular basis!