Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday, Ryan!

A big Happy Birthday to my son Ryan who turned 6 on Saturday!!  His big brother came all the way from Tallahassee to celebrate.  His favorite was his BIG party on Sunday with all of his friends at the bowling alley!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mexican Flag Cake

This cake was for my daughter's spanish class.  I actually got the order wrong - it is suppose to be green first, then white, then red!  It was delicious they said, regardless.  I made the emblem out of dark melting chocolate (the wilton candy wafers).  Next time to note:  Cooking time for cakes in aluminum pans is much longer than the box requires...and for RED icing color, make sure you buy a large container of red gel colorant!  You'll need it!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Last week I posted a Michael Mead giveaway link on my blog, and I am so happy to say that I actually won the drawing!!  I am so thrilled!  I won a $100 gift certificate to Tippy Stockton Jewelry Designs! I have been looking at her site, and I can tell right now, I'm going to have a difficult time narrowing down what I want to pick out.  Everything is so gorgeous!  Take a look for yourself, and let me know what you just can't live without!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Matthew Mead and a Giveaway

Have you seen this?

Don't miss out on this holiday must-have:
Matthew Mead holiday book-a-zine!

I already ordered mine MONTHS ago!  You can see a video sneak peak as well!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Moms of Boys!

I saw this commercial last night.  Too funny!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Australia Zoo

Crikey!  One of the highlights of Brisbane was taking a tour bus to the famous Australia Zoo.  This is Steve Irwin's zoo, the Crocodile Hunter.  It is hard to imagine he was killed just a few years ago, but he is alive and well here.  Everywhere you look they have his image.  Even toys in the souvineer shop!
I made a friend while waiting for the bus, who was from England, and we took each other's pictures.  Here I am feeding the elephant.  Most all of the animals here at the zoo are not wild, but tame.  Including the Elephants, the tigers, the kangaroos, the dingos and even the wombats!
You can purchase a bag of feed and feed the kangaroos and wallabies.  They roam around a large area and come right up to you and feed out of your hand.  They are soft to pet, also.
Koalas are everywhere.  They have tree structures up, then place fresh eucalyptus branches in the holders and the koalas feed off of those branches and stay up in the trees.  I never tired of watching them.  I would say most were sleeping, but some were awake, like this little guy!
Steve Irwin, larger than life at the Crocoseum.  We watched a bird and reptile show there.
This big crocodile's name was Graham, and the trainers were trying to prove a point that crocodiles are very slow to move on land, but don't get near the water if there are any nearby!
Here I got to hold a Koala.  SO soft and cute!  Loved it!
And this little guy was SO fast, I could hardly get a picture of him -- the Tasmanian Devil!  Looked just like a little DOG we have here at home, and acted like him too!