Sunday, May 24, 2015

End of year Band concert

Maelie's band had an end of year concert, and of course.... this makes me happy! We had the opportunity to have another bake sale!!

The Band played amazingly well! They have improved so much as a group since the Christmas show. Their Band teacher is so good with them and has a ton of patience and talent!

Here are a few items I prepared for the bake sale. I took a day off so that I could get it all done! I think we did quite well, we sold a ton of items!!

These little Barbecues were SO cute! I got the idea on Pinterest. Pinterest is seriously a modern day God send!

At the back there are cookies bars and rice crispie squares. One of the other mom's made the big brownies on the left. We laughed because the 2 brownies were one beside the other... and we watched if people preferred quantity or cuteness. LOL

I used my cake pop pan for the first time ! It was quite easy to make them... I read a few tutorials online before decorating them. It ended up being really simple!

Since I often make cake items, I thought I would add some shortbread to the mix!

A few cuties... Friends Fries! Another idea found on Pinterest.

I love the Stampin up basket die, and the Sizzix strawberry die. Sweet little treats!

At the last minute, I decided to use up some of the extra candies I had and put them in a paper bag. I just trimmed the top of paper bags, and added a bow! People could snack on this during the show!

 Traditional Ice cream cone cakes! With a cherry on top of course!

This idea also came from Pinterest... corn on the cob cupcakes!!

Some people actually stocked up on some items. They took some snacks home to freeze or to use up at a family party the next day! All the money raised goes directly to the band! This year, they went to Festival des Harmonies in Sherbrooke. They spent 3 days and two nights together, they had a comfortable bus, and even went to la Ronde as a treat on the way back!! Well deserved for all their hard work. They even got the "note d'Or" in Sherbrooke! Gold! for the first time! Great job!

Maelie told me all about how much fun they had, and all the fundraising work during the year makes it worth it!! :)

Saxophone love

This is what makes Maelie sooooooooooooooooooooo happy :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Raiding the Smart phone

The fun part about Maelie having a smart phone is when I get to just copy the pictures to the hard drive!

Here are random pics found on her phone :)

Teens are so funny nowadays! In my day, we used to pose in photo booths at that age! Never EVER would we have thought that we'd be able to take an unlimited amount of pictures one day!

Love ya babe!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Talent show & bake sale

Maelie participated in the talent show at school ! She and her friend Veronique played Bad Romance. Maelie on Tenor Sax and Veronique on clarinet. Maelie is quite critical of herself so she doesn't really want me to post the video but I don't actually have a picture of her and her friend to post other than the video!! I'll have to see if I can make it smaller because it is over the blogger limit. They both played amazing though and I was sooooo proud!!

Of course when there is any event at school that has an opportunity to have a bake sale, I am all over it!!

Here is what I made this time around:

I made little curvy keepsake box turtles. Ooooops... a few of them are missing eyes! I was able to glue them back on before the sale :)

I tried this new recipe for caramel popcorn cupcakes that I found on Pinterest! The little cups I made with a cupcake holder sizzic die I had, and the window label punch. I loved them!!!

I made little monkey cupcake toppers, girl and boy, and added candy bananas.

Cowboy hats made with a chip and a jujube!

Butterfly cupcakes made with yogurt pretzels and smarties!

Fish cupcakes made with Smarties!

I made some daisies to put on top of little 4 oz cups. I filled the cups with little jujubes.

All of the cups had a little paper cupholder.

I wrapped 2 powdered donuts and added a paper straw in the middle to add color!

Little cupcake cups filled with pink popcorn!

Cute little curvy keepsake box ladybugs filled with candy and gum.

These are 1X8 bags filled with red, blue and black smarties to go with the little music instrument & star tags, with a note "enjoy the show"

Flowers on a sucker stick in a small 2.5 oz plastic cup and lid. the cups were filled with sour candy.

How I LOVE making stuff for bake sales! It just makes everyone sooooo happy! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy Sweet 16 Naomie!

Today was a special day! Naomie turned 16!! We joined her and her parents for supper to celebrate!!

Happy Sweet 16 Naomie! :) you are an amazing girl!  Always be yourself!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters

Maelie and Naomie both got some Harlem Globetrotter tickets  for their bdays :)

Bill went with them. The girls enjoyed themselves, but not as much as we had hoped. They couldn't hear much of what was going on. They did say that Bill laughed a lot so he must have heard well!

They did get to spend time together so at least that was positive!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday Maelie!!

Well, it's official... my little baby girl is now a teenager!!!

The morning started really early as predicted!! Maelie was in such a good mood of course! She opened up her gifts and cards from family members :) We keep them hidden if they come to the mailbox early.

Also a tradition is her ice cream cake for breakfast! Bill had picked it up at Dairy Queen a couple days prior. We hid it in the freezer in the basement until the special day!

For lunch, I met up with Maelie and had lunch with her at her favorite restaurant close to her school. For supper we went out with Sonia and Naomie. What a wonderful day!!

I remember the day I went into labor, I remember when they most important thing was to have a healthy baby. I got a lot more than I prayed for!

Maelie, I love you sooooooo much! It's actually amazing how you are growing up to be such a wonderful lady. Everyone you meet appreciates you and enjoys your presence. You are kind hearted, helpful, considerate, loving, smart, full of common sense, and you are really fun to be around! If I had to choose someone to hang around with, I would always choose you! We laugh together, we argue, we act silly, and a bit crazy, but we always have a good time! Even if you don't always admit that you enjoy spending time with me, you do choose to hang around! :)

I love you with ALL my heart and more!!
Happy 13th birthday!!!