Thursday, April 23, 2009

Recent Adventures

In true Allsop fashion, we have been incredibly busy lately so here's a look at a few of our adventures from last week!

These are two of the four cake orders I had last week. The daisy, my first cupcake-cake, was made especially for Grace's 5th birthday. (She is the blond girl in the pictures from Malachi's birthday party.) The other cake is the largest order of my career to date. It was for a 20th birthday celebration for the Fraternal Housing Corporation of Delta Gamma and served 370 people!
On Saturday we drove to Denton, Maryland, to visit Jessica, Austin and Whitney (Erik's sister, nephew and niece). Kevin and Becky were also visiting and the fun started immediately with a cake to celebrate Erik's 29th birthday. Whitney and Austin had a great time decorating their masterpiece, Whitney did the top half and Austin did the bottom. Uncle Erik felt very special and loved...just like he is!
On Sunday we visited St. Michaels, a quaint town on the Chesapeake Bay. Whitney caught a Malachi-fish there and then the kids found a playground...what more could you ask for?
We spent the day in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. We visited the monuments first, and you can see that Malachi wasn't a huge fan of sightseeing or taking pictures...all he wanted to do was go see the dinosaurs! Whitney, Malachi and Austin at the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the distance. Malachi, Erik and Erin at the WWII Memorial.
Here we are on our way to the museums, finally! Malachi, Erik and Becky at the Washinton Monument with the Capitol Building in the background.
He was a much happier boy once we made it to the Natural History Museum!
Yaya couldn't resist a ride on the carousel with her grandchildren! Don't let Austin's look of indifference fool you - he really did like it!
We saved the best for last - the Air and Space Museum was a favorite for everyone!
Thank you, Jessica, for all the wonderful dinners and your hospitality in general! Thank you, Whitney and Austin, for playing with and taking care of Malachi! And a special Thank You to Austin for giving up his bedroom for a few days so that we would have a comfortable place to sleep!


Allison said...

Love the photos! The picture of the Air and Space Museum reminded me of our class trip in 6th grade when we all went to D.C. It seriously looks like the exact same spot (just down below from where Erik and Malachi are standing) that Jeff Litter accidentally opened an emergency door and set off the really loud alarm. I can still see the embarassed look on his face! Do you remember that or were you in a different group that day? Anyway, funny memory, huh?!

Becky said...

Erin, thanks for being the chronicler of our family history!!!

Erik, Erin and Malachi said...

Allison - I don't remember that at all, but can imagine how funny it would have been! The whole day I kept thinking that everything looked exactly how I remembered it from 6th grade (with the exception of the newer WWII Memorial), which is the only other time I've been to D.C.

B_EL said...

Nice watch Erik, how far did you guys walk while you were checking out the sites?

Anonymous said...

No thanks necessary, it was my pleasure! I loved having all of you here!

J, H and A said...

Erin....I love the DG cake. It looks awesome and Katie's wedding cake was gorgeous too. Lots of comments about how good it was at the reception.