I love little babies and this little man is soooo awesome that I could have like 50 more of him if my body could handle it!! Even though he was still waking up every 2 1/2 hours at night until he was 15 months old I would do it again!
We rented a cabin at the beach and decorated it up
We went down to the beach and learned that the water is our friend. :)
Then we decided we liked the fountain better than we do the beach today.
We topped that all off with cake!
I was up until midnight working on this cake. I had intended to finish it before we went to the cabin but it just didn't happen. So I took a few of my cake decorating supplies with me and did what I could with what I had.
All of the decor was made out of fondant and gumpaste. I used graham cracker crumbs for the sand. The flowers are fabric and are attached using buttercream. I was initially going to cover the cake with fondant for a smooth look but because the time was so late and I wanted the sides to resemble water I swirled buttercream over it and airbrushed it with blue.
Hows that for a made at the beach cake??
I ended up with a massive sunburn to my arms, chest and upper back. Being the smart mom that I am I made sure the rest of my family was slathered in sunscreen. And since I was just going to be the camera lady that morning I opted not to cover myself. BAD IDEA!!!! 2 1/2 hours after the party began I finally went in out of the sun and realized my mistake.
I am finally moving out of the pain stage and into the still somewhat tender and certain places are starting to peel. I have been applying an herbal ointment to keep my skin nourished but oh my the farmer's tan I will have!!!