Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthday/4th of July Weekend

Last Friday we headed down to Ga for my Grandpa's 85th birthday party. I did the cake and also took it upon myself to do sugar cookies too. I thing making sugar cookies is fun because there are so many options as to what shapes and decorating you can do. Unfortunately it is a very time consuming thing to create and half way through I always wonder why I decided to make them. I think I'm slowing getting a little faster because it didn't seem to take as long this time.

On Tuesday I made the dough and Wednesday I cut and baked them. Thursday I decorated the cookies and made the layers for the cake. Towards the tail end of my baking projects Nathan started making dinner and I had to take a picture of the explosion in our kitchen.

Everything turned out well even though the cake wasn't exactly how I had planned it. Oh, and half of the cookies got squashed by the crock pot on the way down but thankfully enough survived so we could still have some at the party.

Getting ready to blow out candles!

After all the birthday festivities ended and it got dark Phillip and Wesley shot off fireworks for us. Phillip has been buying the fireworks for the 4th on his way from Fl to Ga the last few years and this year he went all out. Every year they get a little more organized before they start shooting things off and this year it was the best so far. Thanks Phil!

Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!!


Melissa said...

love the cookies!! impressive fireworks!

polly said...

So glad you all had such a great time!