This is a test. I am trying to experiment with a couple of different things to see if I can keep my photos and captions from shifting around. Whatever the end result is, I'm going to leave exactly as it comes out. John helped me upgrade something-or-rather on the computer and I am hoping it will make a difference. Windows Writer seemed like a good option but it is not Mac compatible.
My Aunt Sharon (Ok, she is not actually my aunt but we call her Aunt Sharon since she and my mom have been friends for a very, very long time) asked to see a picture of our house. Here is one taken a couple of weeks ago after a nice little snow. I hope you like the bikes laying in the yard, they are usually put away so neatly every day on the side of the house just like they are supposed to (NOT).
A couple of people asked how I made the school bus cake. It was two sheet cakes stacked on top of each other with icing smeared in between. I cut off about 1/3 of one side longways (to make the long bus part), then pieced the extra pieces on top for the roof of the bus, windows, etc. The little kids in the windows are made out of vanilla wafers. I let the kids help me bake the cake and decorate the little faces in the windows. I just used different sized icing tips to decorate the cake. I couldn't remember Ava's actual bus number so I wrote 220 for her birthday, Feb 20. The wheels are those little chocolate covered devil's food cookies. I took a cake decorating class at Hobby Lobby once with a friend and my sister for the same reason I WISH I would have gone to beauty school to learn how to cut hair correctly...to save a lot of money on a bunch of kids who need frequent haircuts and birthday cakes!
Grandma Urban sent this little school bus for Ava's birthday. The kids knew she would love it so they brought it to her the morning of her birthday, while she was still in her pajamas eating breakfast. I'm so glad my camera was close to capture these expressions. :)