Sally Sundin, a retired Elm Ed teacher who loves to teach kids about reaching beyond themselves, came to the library to share a project with us. She had done this with many different ages and was excited to bring it to our town. What is it, you ask? Spray painting shapes on a canvas. Simple and stunning!
Monday, July 16, 2012
The second weekend in July is set aside for Caledonian Days. This year our parade went a different route, but it started with a color guard and one of the Athena fire trucks.
Pendleton Round-Up ALWAYS brings a crew over to advertise the up and coming Round-Up. I am always impressed by the tiny ones riding in the parades.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Tony's birthday was first and his cake was NOT what I envisioned. I had this idea of a chocolate poke cake with fudge frosting. Unfortunately, that didn't work like I'd planned. It was incredibly tasty, though! We missed him very much and had Tillamook ice cream-Udderly Choclate.
Steve's birthday was on Friday the 13th. I saw this cake on a FB post which was also from someone's Piniterest page. At any rate, the thing I saw was a bowl made from Kit Kats and filled with M&Ms. I didn't have any round cake pans (I found out later where I could get some!), but made do with square. I didn't want to just have candies, so made the cake. It didn't quite fill the Kit Kat 'bowl' up, so I had to add a few cuppy cakes before adding the M&Ms. It had 12 Kit Kat bars (or 4 giant ones) and 14 oz of M&Ms. There was a LOT of chocolate.
Steve was suitably impressed and Jonathan suggested it resembled a fort and needed plastic civil war soldiers. The cupcakes on top were added only to hold candles. The red ones are 10's and the blue and green candles are ones. You can do the math!