Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Wiggly Party

Well, Asia's 3rd birthday is coming up on Wednesday...and since we both have classes, etc...that day...we planned her party for Saturday. There are 16 students in language study at the same time as us...so we invited all of them and their kids, our director and our teachers. Somewhere between 40 to 50 people. It was crazy but fun. You may be wondering why I am starting this post with a picture of an unfinished cake...you will soon see. Please take note of how nice and straight this cake is...
A finished cake...and with only slight leaning.

Still looking pretty...and straight.
And then...after about an hour...this began to happen. I believe this was caused by a combination of things...I used a deliciously moist but softer type cake... That in addition to the heat & humidity here...equals...DISASTER. Since I was preparing for the party long into the night...I considered waking Asia up at this point...so she could see her cake...cuz I wasn't sure it would make it until morning.
Brian tried telling me that we were having a Wiggly Party...so, it was ok to have a Wiggly Cake too...but at 1 AM...and about 10 to 12 hours of cake making...it wasn't very funny.
Asia dressed like Captain Feathersword & her wiggly cake.
Here we are, first thing in the AM...it made it through the rest of the night...just needed to go about 5 more hours.
The little Princess at the party...a friend gave her goggles for her birthday...and she was beyond thrilled!
Playing in the kiddie pool.
Swimming in the big pool.
A TON of pizza...thankfully here...they have these wonderful Buy1, Get1 cards...we had TONS of pizza leftover...but I knew I needed to give some to the guards and janitors here where we live, etc... So, some how...we only ended up with one pizza left for ourselves. We also served fresh veggies...and OF COURSE, fruit salad...YUMMY! YUMMY!
Sorry for the bad light...but there is the little Miss...chowing on her pizza...Yes, we were able to coax them out of the pool for a moment!
The little Miss with her birthday cake...it made it downstairs without falling...but we didn't know how long it would make it! :)
Some of the kiddos waiting to see if the cake was going to fall. haha It was looking pretty bad by this point!
Daddy and the Princess...with the disaster of a cake!
And believe it or not...it actually, NEVER fell completely over...just leaned horribly bad. :)
Asia had to have the purple layer. :)
Anyway...so there it is...I learned my lesson about trying to make a giant cake here in the tropics...but overall...I think everyone had a great time...
I know Asia did...and she was the one the party was for.
As always...there are loads more pictures on Facebook...so head over there...to see them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

1st Ballet Class

We decided to enroll Asia in a ballet class for 3 to 5 year olds. She is just 2 1/2 weeks away from turning 3. Today was her very first day of class. I wasn't sure how she would do...she's never been involved in something like that. Or been to school...we've only ever put her in Sunday School a couple of times(because we're teaching her to sit in church...which by the way...she can do for 2+ hours).
She was very excited with the prospect of going...but when she got into the class...she was pretty overwhelmed. It took her about 40 minutes to warm up to the idea...then, she really got into it...and seemed to enjoy herself.
Before going to class...I showed her some videos on youtube to give her an idea of what she would be doing. Let me just say that I think that classes in the US for this age group greatly differ from here. All the videos we saw were of fun stuff...little girls prancing around, etc. Here...they were already teaching the positions. :) Well, maybe parents only posted the cute little prancing!
All ready for class...and very excited!
Princess Cheeseball Ballerina


Little Miss is by far the youngest and smallest. :) You could tell the vast majority of the girls had been in ballet before... Hopefully, she'll catch on quickly...and learn to follow the teacher's movements! The teacher was very nice...and told me not to worry...that she would catch on very quickly. She was already telling Asia about the recital in December!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lately, Easter Break, Potty Training

Nothing too exciting to report...
Asia asked me to write: A is for Asia. So there it is. Lil Princess loves to color.
Chilling with my girl at an Indian restuarant that we like...even though it gives me horrible heartburn right now.
Silly boys playing in sisters room!
Swimming.
So, we had a great Easter...but we didn't take any pictures of the kids...I know we're horrible parents... But it could have something to do with potty training. Started potty training Asia last Thursday...and I have to say...It's going great. The first 2 days were brutal...but since then...it's been going awesome. So, hopefully, she won't regress once this baby is born. Anyway...The potty training made our Easter break...not like a break at all...but I know in the end...it will pay off...Literally, so we don't have 4 kids in diapers. haha
Anyway...trying to write this with Asia perched on my lap...so it probably doesn't make any sense.