Life is crazy this week. Last week I spent a lot of time getting ready for starting school this week. Then Rick offered to take over all my responsibilities over the weekend so I could relax at the beach before this week hit (that was SO awesome, btw). Rick left Sunday afternoon for a Baltimore business trip and just got back last night, which made the first half of this week extra crazy. I never realize what a help he is to me until he's gone on a trip.
The craziness officially started on Monday, our first day of the new school year. Very full day, with a hair appointment in the afternoon, followed by our first Mapquest Monday geography club meeting with my sister's family. We studied Denmark and Finland, and made representative foods for tasting. That was fun.
But then Tuesday came and it was time to start getting Amy's baby shower cake going. It's quite an ambitious cake, and it's not turning out how I would like but it will still be nice. I spent many hours on Tuesday baking (it's a 3 tiered cake with 3 layers of different cake flavors on each tier). Yesterday I literally spent all day making fondant, forming gum paste figures and decorations, frosting and filling the cake, covering it in fondant, and stacking it. Today we have our history and science co-op so I'll have to finish the rest of the cake this afternoon. I actually don't have a whole lot left, thank goodness. Just the finishing touches which should only take a couple of hours. Then it's off to Amy's shower tonight, which is going to be fabulous!
Rick brought me back an apron and Tshirt from Charm City Cakes in Baltimore (he didn't actually drop by there, just got it at a gift shop). I can't wait to wear it, I just wish I was as good a cake artist as those guys! He brought back a CCC Tshirt for Audrey too, since she loves cake too. The other kids got cute crab Tshirts.
Tomorrow or Saturday I'll post some photos of this week: art, cakes, showers, and more.........