I'm so proud of myself. I made Caden's birthday cake, and it turned out rather cute, even if I do say so myself. Here's what it looked like.
If you can't tell what it's supposed to be, it's a train. I realize some of the cars look a little...well, funny, but I'm thrilled with them. I wasn't very happy with it in the beginning. I had frosted two of the cars and it just didn't look good, and then I realized I had forgotten the wheels...those helped a lot. I would change some things if I had to do it again, but overall I'm very happy with it...not to mention thrilled that I don't have to make it again!
Caden sure liked his cake. Here is some proof of that.
I think this picture is soooo funny. I know he doesn't look good, but his eyes are so funky looking.
So, that was our Sunday after church. We had, let's see, 7 couples (including Dan and I) and their kids...Our apartment isn't that big, but we all managed to squish in.
Church continues to be a battle (well, sacrament meeting...thank goodness for the nursery). I took both kids out multiple times. Kember once because she was naughty, and then twice because she wanted to go potty. After the second time of that, I realized that she didn't really want to go potty (okay, that was obvious when she didn't do anything on the toilet) but she wanted to see her friend Kaycee who was in the hall. Yeah, I'm a little slow, I know.
Caden has started this scream/squeal like a stuck pig thing when he wants something or when someone is taking something he has. It's rather grating, and he did it a lot during sacrament. The poor kid gets so tired though. I had a 9:30 meeting so Dan brought the kids over later, and he tried to give Caden a nap. Technically Caden should have had over and hour nap, but Dan said that just wasn't happening today. I took him during Sunday School and tried to rock him to sleep in the mothers lounge. He squirmed and screamed for awhile and was so wore out that he finally just sat on my lap. I really liked that. It was fun to just hold him. I'm sure sacrament meeting was a battle with Kember but I'm glad that I don't remember it being like this. Of course, we have different battles with her now. She doesn't understand the concept of "inside voices" or "whispering". Everything is shouted, unless you are trying to hear her, and then it's really quiet. Our stake is putting out reverent tips every few weeks, and I am hoping to start trying those at home so Sundays can be more of a spiritual experience instead of a battle. I just kept thinking today though that I had my time for that before I had kids. Whether or not I took advantage of it was up to me. Hopefully I will get more time as the kids get older and even more when they are no longer in the house, but I feel like I should have prepared myself more somehow. Maybe these reverent tips will help. I'm sure most of it is our attitude and how prepared we are going to church.