|It is called Nerdy Nummies by Rosina. It is a child friendly site. Since my husband is a huge Star Trek and Star Wars fan the kids decided to bake a Borg cake for his birthday.|
|This cake required 3 layers which is two layers more than I ever bake:)|
|Kids than decorated it to look like a Borg cube|
|Their finished masterpiece!|
|Next the kids planned to make Dad homemade pizza to resemble Deadpool.|
|They found this picture on a website and used it as a guide|
|as you can see it didn't turn out quite the same and Dad had trouble recognizing it;)|
|But he really enjoyed the Borg cake|
|Talk about sugar overload!!!|
Due to last week's car damage we have been a one car family. We are still waiting to find out if the insurance will total our car or not:(. We also found out we do not have a rider on our insurance for a rental car, ugh. Have I ever mention how I hate to be house bound due to lack of transportation? We missed several activities this week due to lack of transportation issues, and next week Coop begins! We are hoping insurance makes a decision soon so we can get back to normal!
Because we were home all week we got a lot done at least!
|We enjoyed eating our lunches outside when the weather allowed. The heat wave is subsiding a little here|
|Firedrake finished working on her art project!|
|Firedrake made dinner one evening a 'new to us' recipe--chicken and dumplings, Cracker Barrel style. It was excellent and we all want to try this again soon!|
|MarioFan is beginning to learn to cook meals! I am starting him on some easy family favorites. ON this day he was learning to make Chicken Tikka Marsala. He hated touching the meat, he got that from me, I am afraid:(|
So we also had to make some tough decisions this week about our budget and decided to withdrawal Firedrake from Fencing in order to save some money. We will add it to the schedule next year. My husband and I are also looking at our overall household budget and determining what we need to do to free up some money so we can buy a new car if need be. We have cancelled some services that are 'extras' for the time being as well as looking at other options. Some major changes will need to be taken this year. We just keep telling ourselves that we were lucky no one was in the car at the time of the flood and we are all healthy and still have a roof over our heads albeit a leaky one!
I have been very proud of the kids in how they are handling the changes as it really is the first real challenge or sacrifice they have had to cope with in their lives. Hopefully it will be for a short term only and we will get back on our feet quickly!