Friday, October 16, 2009

Tyler is 8! (I know this is a couple months late, but hey, better late than never, right?

Tyler is now 8 years old, and I can hardly believe it. When everything in our home is crazy and and kids may be crying or whining, I can always count on one thing in our family to bring us peace, and that's Tyler. I'm not sure how to explain how awesome this little guy is. I guess I'll just give an example of what his kindergarten teacher once told me about him. She put her hand over her heart, got all teary eyed and said, "Tyler is such a good boy, you can just feel it!" He has such an amazing calmness about him, and let me tell you, with 5 can be crazy, but whenever Tyler is around I feel this amazing Spirit around him! Our family wouldn't survive without his sweet presence. I'm always so impressed how caring and kind he really is. His concern for others feelings and happiness is always present. Besides his emotional growth this year...I have to mention his physical that he is taller than his older sister(which she hates), I know the day will soon come when he'll be taller than me. He's already almost to my chin. I love it! Tyler takes after his dad in many ways, his love for the outdoors and his great talent he has with animals. They feel so comfortable around him, it's so neat to watch this. I hope one day he'll work with them. Tyler has this amazingly contageous laugh, and it's hard not to bust up laughing just by the sound of it! It's so wonderful to see what a great brother he is and we are just so blessed to have him in our family! I love you Tyler and look forward to this next year of watching you grow ! Thanks for being you!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Attempting to make cakes!

So, here are a few of my recent attempts at making cakes.

Please remember I'm no professional...obviously, it's just

something I love to do for my kids on their birthdays!

So, enjoy the pictures! One of my favorite things was

the rainbow cake I made for Tyler. The inside was so

bright and colorful. The kids loved it!