Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Birthday cake, a flood.....anything else?

Happy Wednesday!

How has your week been going for you all??

Mine..pretty hectic. But I'm home from work today (yah!), and so are my boys, and of course, my little girl. My boys did not have school today because of inclement weather conditions. Of course, the ONE day I do NOT check the school website to see if there's any closures, AND send them off to the bust stop! Best mom award?? I think not! lol

Anyways, my baby girl is now 3 years old! Can you believe it?? Time sure does fly. Her birthday was on Saturday (and yes, I'm only blogging about it now! What can I say besides it's been hectic!), and we had family over for some cake and fun. She was in her glory---a day devoted to her!
This was her with her Daddy in the morning. Yes, she's eating cake----that was 'her practice cake'. Don't ask. Let's just say to keep the peace the day before, and to make sure SHE knew all the words to the birthday song, we HAD to have a practice run. So Mom (me!) make a strawberry cream cake, all from scratch. And not to toot my own horn, but Dang! was it GOOD! lol

So, April had her party, and of course, lots and lots of presents. Geared at a little girl who's in love with mermaids, ballerinas and princesses!

Yes, lots of presents! Including the Cinderella movie on Blu-Ray. Which she loves. I think that's her favorite princess, along with Rapunzel and Tianna.

Her birthday, which I made the day before, from scratch, was awesome. I had found this fantastic recipe, actually, there were many to choose from, so it was a little daunting, but I think I found the right one for April.

And it was heavenly---not too sweet, or bland, or heavy. I snapped a picture of the cake before it was all gone, because it was going pretty fast!

I was so relieved that the cake turned out, as we had a little disaster the night before, when I was making the cake.

With the crazy temperatures we had the week before, our hot water pipe, one of them, had froze. Only for our downstairs bathroom. We had hot water everywhere else, except for our bathroom. Which is the girl's bathroom....figures! Anyhow, so we hadn't had any hot water for a few days, and hubby was thinking that we would be without hot water in the bathroom for a few weeks. He was wrong. We got water sooner than he thought---the pipe broke in our kitchen, which is connected to our bathroom,in 3 spots. So..can you imagine what happened?? yep. We had water flowing into my kitchen, from my cupboards. Luckily I saved the cake! lol

Hubby to the rescue again. Thankfully he's a skilled, electricity, construction, you name it. He turned off the water, because I was completely useless! I was stunned, and did not jump into action as I normally would have! hey, it happens. He then changed the pipes...3 of them!!! And they were in the most awkward places---but they are repaired (Yah!) and we have hot water in our bathroom! (yah!!)

The downside?? Our kitchen floor is ruined....completely ruined, which stinks because we just replaced it a little less than 2 years ago.

I like to try to think positive and think that it was a blessing that the pipe broke behind my cupboard and NOT in the ceiling. Can you imagine that mess??

Anyhow, that's my week in a nutshell.

I hope to get some crafting done this week, besides my weekly challenge that I did for Crop Chocolate.

See you soon. Be safe. Get crafting!



Lucy said...

Wow-what a pre -party nightmare! I hope your plumbing problems are over :) Your cake looks scrumptious!

fairyrocks said...

Love your rainbow cake. Too sweet.
Thanks for sharing.