Friday, February 27, 2009

final cake class

I am DONE with cake classes now and I'm pretty relieved. I have fun doing it, but trying to decorate a cake in class is stressful, I prefer having my own kitchen and my own space. And this class was about fondant which is yuck. I like working with it, and it looks pretty, but eating it - who wants a super sweet chewy later on top of their yummy cake? No one in my family.

Mitch has a birthday party at work so he took my final cake for it - I didn't cover it in fondant but just added fondant cutouts. And it was my first attempt at making a bow, which didn't turn out perfect because it was really humid yesterday and my cake carrier smashed it a little. But it was pretty easy and I might have to try it again sometime!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

bye-bye, Starbucks


Today at 6pm our Starbucks is closing. Wah.
I admit I've only been there a handful of times - while I love my coffee I am usually just fine with making it at home rather than spending the exra money.
I guess I will miss the ability to go, more than I will actually miss Starbucks. If that makes sense. Yes, there is another one just down the street, and there are others in the area. But this is the nearest drive-thru, so it really sucks that they're closing this particular one!
Life goes on.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

one year


One year ago today we got the call confirming Riley has Rett Syndrome. This hasn't even been a hard day to come to - it was harder for me the year before we got her diagnosis, not knowing what was going on. As much as I didn't want to hear she had Rett Syndrome I was somewhat relieved to have an explanation and be able to move forward.
I wish I could say she was walking as well as she was a year ago, but hopefully we can strengthen her little legs up and get back to that point. Preschool is wonderful for her and more and more she is learning to communicate with us using her eyes.
I am so grateful for the friends I've made along the way of our journey with Rett Syndrome, and I will continue to fight for a cure for this disease!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

days like these

Are why I'm glad I live in Mississippi instead of Minnesota! The weather is just beautiful so while Mitch and my dad are golfing my mom and I took the girls on a walk around the pond at their apartment complex. The path is about 3/4 of a mile long and I'm happy to say Riley walked the whole way! She didn't do much walking last week when she was sick. A day here and there is expected but 3 days in a row of her not wanting to walk gets us a leetle nervous.



But as you can see here she's happy as can be walking outside in the fresh air! For some reason Morgan never wants her picture taken outside!







As warm as it is outside I'm sure the water was cold - Addy is crazy. And if you notice the stuff on her cheek it was World Thinking Day at Girl Scouts this morning and she had some Japanese letters painted on her face. It's not just dirt. :)

We stopped for a while so Riley could sun herself.


Just like the turtles. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

hooray!

Riley has been cleared to go back to school! We still dont know what she has/had but her doctor didn't think I needed to keep her home anymore. If you look close you can see the 3 mysterious spots on her face and a few on her hands. Who knows??

Sunday, February 1, 2009

is this the look of a girl who doesn't feel good or what?

Although she was in good spirits today she just doesn't look like she feels well so I guess there will be no school for Riley tomorrow.

And then there is overly-happy Morgan!
However a few red spots appeared on Riley today and Dr. Google has me going between chickenpox or hand, foot and mouth disease. Either way if that's true I suspect I'll be posting a sick picture of Morgan in a week or so...