Turning 7! Part 1

Between attempting to get the family together mixed with the fourth of July and summer camp turned Averi’s 7th birthday into a two part series.

Part 1-The Lion King.

Averi’s latest obsession is all things Lion King. After hours on Pinterest, I finally had a vision for the cake.

We got all of this from Party city and Amazon. Shawna’s talented fondant work made this cake. I am digging the ombre frosting look, I thought it worked great for the African sunset and the sky. I think It turned out pretty good.

How cute is this dress?

We have a tradition where the girls are NOT allowed into the kitchen and especially the fridge when we are making their birthday cakes. So it’s always a fun surprise.

Once the sugar went down we set up the slip n’ slide for the kids. Then we moved on to footy golf, which Casey dominated and Kaili didn’t do half bad.

A full day of too much sugar and over stimulation. I found Averi hiding out in the pantry.

Kaili ended up with a sour stomach and this is what I walked into when I checked on her that night.

Part II consists of more cake, more presents and the best part…. Great Wolf Lodge!

TO BE CONTINUED

San Diego Wine Tasting and all That Jazz

School, wine tasting, harvest, baking, Seahawks, dogs, cats, pumpkins and not in that order.

IMG_0125

Good things in the making
Good things in the making

Humane Society
Humane Society

Uncle Bri's house
Uncle Bri’s house

Wine tasting
Wine tasting

Picking grapes like a good wino
Picking grapes like a good wino

Chuparosa winery
Chuparosa winery

IMG_0208

DSC_8829 IMG_0205 IMG_0199

chicks

Charming the wine maker
Charming the wine maker

IMG_0230 IMG_0226

Great people, great wine, great dogs
Great people, great wine, great dogs

Worn out palate, watch out for snakes
Worn out palate, watch out for snakes

IMG_0236

all done
all done

Got to drink these before my doctor knocks me up.
Successful day in Ramona

Go Hawks!
Go Hawks!