Sunday, February 25, 2007

Another week of fun!

Here at the Cobbler household, we've been partying hard. I don't care if I don't see another cupcake before Christmas, but it was fun. Cupcakes on the birthday morning, more to the kid's school, surprise party with cake, cupcakes at the pool party - too fun. Parties were NOT celebrated like this when I was a kid. What's up with the spoiling? I don't know, but I feel compelled to create memorable parties, year after year...

Here are pics of the breakfast cupcakes, then the cupcakes for the class. My daughter has a great teacher, who made much fuss over her and frequently overlooks her over-the-top enthusiasm and concentrates on the intelligence within. (That was a terrible sentence. Been a long time since grammar school, apparently)

Then the surprise party at the pizza place, much fun. My daughter had never had a surprise party, and it was AWESOME. That's a direct quote, folks. As I said, she's an enthusiastic child, and when she's excited, you'd think her head was going to come clean off her shoulders. Fun to watch, really, if public screeching doesn't put you off. Here's a picture of the nasty cake decorating I did, because I only had 20 minutes to decorate it. I would tell the full story about why that was, but it meanders on and includes much driving to the store and back. Don't forget your wallet when you're on a timeline. For some reason, we never deliver cupcakes without a gift bag for every kid, and I never remember that until I'm making the cupcakes. Oh, and looking at these pictures? I just now realized that I didn't cross the "T". Good heavens, I can't believe that. LOL

Then 0.o a pool party!!!! We started with face painting and mask making, but I can't show those pictures, since I don't have parental permission to place their kids' pics on the Internet. Then to the pool, where much splashing by 13 preteens was done. Only one bloody nose from a diver (no diving allowed!) and one child got hurt feelings, because someone rushed her in the shower. I say - not bad!

I have so many projects nearly completed that I want to show! Grrrr. Knit faster, Carrier, faster.... Sunday School today, then a class trip to our local bounce-arena, then back for pizza. Who ever said this was the weekend??? Back on the Monday treadmill tomorrow, where it's possible I'll get the house clean. Oh, and in life news, my best friend since babyhood had her first child! Yay! Beautiful baby girl. So perfect. And those are the reasons why I haven't been blogging, though I've been thinking about it!


pacalaga said...

Major birthday fiesta! My sister made cupcakes for my dad's 75th birthday, and stuck a laminated photo of him in the top of each cupcake, like the cake was a holder. You got to take home the picture from the cupcake you ate. There were so many neat pictures, I seriously considered trying to eat about 10 cupcakes!

LaurieM said...

You take my breath away with that whirlwind tour of your life! I'm glad your girl and a great birthday. Did you notice that the d was crossed? Maybe that's why you missed the t? tee hee

AR said...

Hehe, I held the new baby for over half an hour.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself. She's a doll!

Happy birthday to your birthday girl, (a little late)

You guys have been busy with lots of fun stuff, huh?

Margaret said...

Hi Carrie,
Couldn't find an email addy to thank you for your kind comment on my lace shawl. Happy Birthday to your daughter, glad she had such a fun day!

Lorraine said...

I found you Carrie- you've been coming to my blog for a while now.
Looks like you guys had a great party-it's so worth it just to see the smiles on their faces!
You're an awesome Mom!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Janie! What a terrific mom you are! So you didn't cross a baked a mountain of cupcakes and put on how many parties? oxoxox

My Marrakech said...

That's so sweet. I love birthdays. Starting about one month after their birthdays, my kids start asking when their birthday is. lol!