Tuesday, August 11, 2009

fabulous 50...

I know I haven't posted in a while, but that's not because we haven't been doing anything...quite the contrary...it has been VERY busy 'round here!
Collin is adjusting to his life as a preschooler. He still cries when we take him in to school, but his teachers have reported the last two days that he hasn't been crying throughout the day. He also has lots to tell me when I pick him up so I know he's having a good time.
Emie is thoroughly enjoying staying with "Doo Mama" (that's what the kids call my mom...I have no clue where they got it from) without her big brother. I was a little worried that she would get bored and miss him, but she seems to like not having to fight over toys or fight for attention.
School is well underway. I have a brand new group of fifth graders and I can tell that its going to be a good year. The classroom is super cute (pics to come in a few days) and we are getting settled into a much needed routine. It has been hard to adjust to being up so early, but we're getting there. I think I'm going to ask Santa for a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas to help in that process.
You will also be proud to hear that I am well on my way to reaching my 5K running goal! Last night I finished Week 6, Day 1! I made it through week five and that ever so scary 20 minute run last weekend. I actually did the run twice. I did it once on Friday, but nine minutes into the run a breaker tripped and I: 1) almost face planted the front of the treadmill and 2) lost my concentration and determination. I finished the run, but it was MISERABLE! I spent the whole time watching the timer. Overall, I give it a C-. So, on Saturday I tried the run again...I unplugged everything in the room to make sure the breaker behaved, filled my headphones with Black Eyed Peas and I DID IT!!! I was so proud!
While everything else has been busy, I'm proud to say that emiecakes has been busy, too. A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from Kristin L. Kristen's mom is turning 50 and she and her sister have been planning a party to celebrate the occasion. She sent me a few pictures of cakes that she liked and I drew up a sketch, taking all the best features from each cake.
When I dropped off the sketch to her sister, Kaitlin, she showed me the plates that they found for the party. They were the cutest things ever! They were bright and colorful and fun. I immediately wanted to change the design of the cake to compliment the plates. Thankfully, the girls agreed and it turned out to be ADORABLE!

When Kristin picked up the cake today, I asked her if it was a surprise. She admitted that her mom was "nosy" :) and that she thought she had an idea that something was up...
I know she is very lucky to have such sweet and thoughtful daughters and I hope that she had a wonderful time at her party.


  1. Oh Leeanne, it turned out GREAT!! Can't wait to see what else you've cooked up!