Monday, June 21, 2010

Fathers Day, A Success!

Yeah these are cupcakes!!! Spaghetti and meatball cupcakes! I made them for Donnie for fathers day and he loved them!
We had a great Father's Day today, man June is just the month for Poata! Lucky guy! Friday we had our ward's Samoan class Father's Day party to go to and of course I was in charge of bringing cupcakes, not dessert, cupcakes specifically. It was a super fun party. The food was great and there was this amazing coconut pineapple juice with little pineapple bits in it. I asked Poata if he knows how to make it and he said yes so I yelled at him for not making it for me any of the 5 years we have been together! But anyways Luka had a blast dancing the night away and running away from us to get to the stage and the speakers. Yesterday we went kayaking at waimea bay. Today we woke up and gave Poata his gift then my mom and Donnie (stepdad) and Savanna (sissy) came over for breakfast and I made homemade french toast and it was delish! Then everyone went home and our little family took a big fat nap! Then Poata's cousin and his wife and their baby boy came over, that was the first time Luka has met them! The last time we saw them was when I was about to pop with that little guy. After playing for a while they had to head back home and we got ready to go to the movies. My mom, donnie, sav and Jai (brother) all met at our house and we headed up to Millilani and ate some sushi for dinner and then saw Iron Man 2 and loved it. We just got home and after this quick little blog post I am calling it quits! But first I will show you some pictures... which may take the rest of my life to post considering my blogger takes a lifetime to upload pictures for some lame reason! Oh yeah and this morning I took pictures of the cupcakes I made for Donnie and for Poata and then I forgot my camera in our dining room for the rest of the day so yeah, I'm just as lame as blogger's picture uploading skills and all I have to show is the cupcakes I made for the dads here and some of the party we went to on Friday.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It was Poata's birthday on Friday, (June 11th). It was also King Kamehameha Day, because Poata is a king, or at least gets treated like one everywhere he goes (I'll get into that later.) Anyways for his birthday he got a rigid job site ipod radio that he has been wanting for quite some time now. He was beyond stoked and preceded to lay in the yard with Luka's inflatable pool as a pillow with music blasting. While he was laying in the yard I was baking my little butt off! I actually baked his birthday cake the night before because I had tons of baking to do on his birthday for my SECOND cupcake order!! My first order was only for 24 cupcakes and this order was for 75 cupcakes!! The party was an incredible hulk theme so I made "green" velvet cupcakes. Later on that day we headed to town for dinner and there was nightmare-ish traffic and we had no idea why so we finally found parking and walked to the waikiki strip and realized the entire road was closed for a festival! They were celebrating Poata and his king-hood. The festival booths were still setting up so we headed to dinner first at the Cheesecake Factory. Delicious as usual. The best part of dinner was how amazingly well behaved Luka was for us! At the cheesecake factory they make a little butterfly out of bread and bananas for kids and Luka was so content with that for his dinner. He is getting so good at chewing now and we also figured out that night that he can drink perfectly out of a straw! After dinner we headed out to that festival and watched a few of the performers, there was drumming and dancing and live bands as well as a lot of fun vendors. We then headed to our favorite store Babys R us. We spoiled Luka rotten as if it were his birthday! But we went there with a mission to stock up on our new favorite jean diapers in case they stop making them. We also had to get a present for the birthday that I was baking for the following day. On Saturday morning I packaged the cupcakes up and we headed to the party. We had a lot of fun there chatting with our friends and avoiding the water balloon fight. Everyone said they loved the cupcakes! Then on Sunday we taught our primary class for the first time. One word. HILARIOUS!!! I love these crazy kids! It was better than watching T.V.!! I can't wait until next week's episode! Favorite quote: " I don't know why my mom had that brother of mine! He is bad because when he was born he tried to come out the wrong way!! When babies are born they are supposed to come out head first but he tried to come out feet first! And then my mom had to get cut open!!" Then a few of the other girls chimed in... "my mom had to get cut open too!" "mine too!" Then a little boy, "I hate it when that happens!" I was literally in tears laughing!! I am not kidding you! TEARS! Anyways the cutest part was that I taught the days lesson on gratitude and I had the kids draw a picture of what they were grateful for and why and one little girl drew a picture of her mother and explained that she was grateful for her because she gives her hugs before she goes to bed. SO CUTE! Anyways we had a great weekend! Poata said it was one of the best birthdays he has ever had. Oh Wait! I forgot to mention what I baked for Poata's birthday cake... A SIX (6) LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE!! It was six layers and in between each layer was a layer of chocolate ganache and a layer of cream cheese frosting, then the cake was covered in chocolate fudge frosting. It was awesome and he was very impressed! I love him! Oh and one more thing, Poata gets treated like a king EVERYWHERE we go! It's almost getting funny! We went to the hare krsna temple last week for the feast and this Indian guy just started showering Poata with garlands and food and cookies and praiseing him, then on his birthday we were looking into the quicksilver store because there was something going on and the girl at the front door informed us it was a private party and as we started to walk away the bouncer was like do you guys want to come in? Come in, it's a private party, I'll let you go in. And many other times that I can't recall right now because I have the worlds craziest memory. The end. AHH okay, ONE more thing! I promise! Luka had his first shave ice! haha. It had no flavor, just the ice but he loved it! We always feel bad for him when we go to matsumotos but this time he was very satisfied with his ice. okay... THE END!