Something a little different

This post is a little different than my other ones.  I saw this and I just had to share it.

This is not a snake.  This is a CAKE!!  Yes, a cake.  Imagine if you showed up to one of your kids’ friends birthday party and you saw that on the table!!!  I’d be grabbing my child and running out the door!  Still not convinced it is a cake.  Here’s what it looked like after they’ve cut into it…

Apparently, this little girl from the UK loved snakes and wanted a snake cake for her birthday.  This was a little over the top for me.  However, I’ve got to give props to the cake decorator/designer for coming up with something so life like.  It still gives me the willies looking at it.  Check out the whole article here  .

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Another school year..

I kind of fell out of the loop for a while…okay, for a year.  Sorry about that.  I guess the best excuse I have is “Life happened”.

Well, let’s move on now.  School starts in 12 days and things are just starting to ramp up to the crazy level again. Fortunately, we’ve gotten a little bit of a head start.  The school supplies are out of the way and we’ve got a couple of sets of clothes.  We’ve managed to do all this without breaking the bank too badly and without having to fight with the crowds at “Tax Free Weekend”.  I’ve got to give props to my daughter because she was able to find some really good deals which allowed us to do all this.  I think Christian is the one who needs to get some school clothes and they all need shoes.  I think I’m going to wait until after tax free weekend (this weekend).  I just can’t bring myself to fight the crazies this weekend or ask anyone else in our family to fight them either.

Tomorrow Clay and Tyler have their orientation at the new Jr. Hi.  One of them in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Now the juggling starts…

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So many fundraisers!!!

I guess over the summer I had forgotten how crazy the first month of school is.  With the 5 boys in school, we’ve been bombarded with forms, emergency contact cards, invitations to open house, and fundraisers.  Yes, fundraisers.  Every child is having a fund raiser of one sort or another.  I think Clay has two…at the same time!!!!  The thing that gets me is that one of his fund raisers is $100 per ticket!! WHAT??!!  They don’t want the kids handling the money for those.  For safety’s sake, the parents should handle the money for that one.  So in other words, parents this fundraiser is your new homework assignment.  In this day and time, how many people do you know are going to buy a raffle ticket for $100??  HMMM, let me think….no one that I know!  Let me say, that teachers have a tough job and it is tougher because they don’t have the funds to work with that they used to.  With that said, I seriously think some of the teachers have lost their minds trying to sell raffle tickets for $100!

I understand that the state has cut back on funding for the schools and I think that is borderline criminal.  As a result, the schools have to have the fundraisers so the kids can have the things that they need to learn.  Now wait a minute…I thought that’s what my taxes were for.  I guess I was wrong.  I have no idea what my taxes pay nowadays but it sure isn’t going to the schools.

Okay, I’m off my soapbox.  Sorry about that.  There are a few things that get me riled up and that happens to be one of them.  Now back to our regularly scheduled blog  :)

Anyways, I think I’m going to have to mortgage the house again to support all these fundraisers.  Candy bars for $2 each, cookie dough for $15-$17 a tub, calendars for $20, and $100 raffle tickets.  Yep, gonna have to get that second mortgage.

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