Kites and Cake

Monday, March 7, 2016
It has been such a nice, fun weekend. It is sad to see it come to a close. Sunday nights usually end on the couch with my laptop trying to prepare for meetings and getting ready for the work week ahead. That is what I have been doing for the past 3 hours or so. But before I totally succumb to the work week, lets go back and relive a little bit more of this weekend's fun.

Saturday we had a little family outing to John Hunt Park for the Community Kite Festival. We were not really prepared and did not take a kite (much to Perry's dismay) but it was super cool to see all the kites others were flying in literally all shapes and sizes. Perry got a kick out of trying to figure out what all the kites looked like or had on them. There were lots of other things to see and do like firetrucks and food. And lots of community organizations giving out information...with a diverse set of interests...given the event was themed "soaring for social justice." We didn't stay too long but it was a spectacularly beautiful day and so we enjoyed meandering a little bit.

Then we went and grabbed lunch and I was off to my afternoon cake-decorating class. The class was through Encourage Huntsville and was with Heather at Slice at a Time. Also known around here as "our cake lady." I will never ever be able to do cakes like she can...but I will happily take any tips and training she will give. In the class we learned how to apply and smooth out buttercream icing and color it to look like water colors. We also got to play with wafer paper and make a flower out of that. The final result was beautiful. And yummy.

Today was spent doing lots of very unglamorous housework and potty training. No one needs to see pictures of those unavoidable things like cleaning toilets and doing loads (and loads) of laundry. I am off to Tampa on Tuesday for the week for the American College of Medical Genetics meeting. Looking forward to some Florida weather, genetics learning, and getting to see some new and old friends. It should be a great week of nerdy fun. Meanwhile, Andrew and Perry will be holding down the home front and having some good daddy/son time.

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