Saturday, February 14, 2009

No Leftovers Here! Just a happy pupcake totin' princess.

The day, the party...a success.

I received that energy and got the house (mostly) spic and span, with help from my sweet hubby. He cleaned the bathroom, people. Now that's love.

I received that grace and extended it (mostly). I have to admit, the whole getting the kids ready in the morning and out the door, clothed, fed, bundled, lunch bags and back packs in hand, on time, while keeping my cool is often a struggle for me. I'm working on this one.

I received that patience and truly had a blast decorating the pupcakes with my babes. How could I not when I hear her say, "Girls have so much fun cooking with their mamas!" I need to do it more.
I did NOT receive that inspiration to get that unpacking done. But I'm really OK with that.

I did NOT receive that faster metabolism. It was really just wishful thinking. Just hope too much damage wasn't done, because I DID indulge.
What is it about seeing my hubs cookin' in the kitchen? ...even if it IS the fattening oil-fried goodness we call Billy's taco shells.

I received that healing touch. Kink in the neck...gone. Headache...gone. Feel of a cold coming on...gone.

I received that motivation to keep going. I was NOT exhausted at the end of the day!

The birthday girl loved presenting her mouse pupcakes to her guests. She loved having playtime. She loved her gifts. We loved our adult coffee/talk time with Papa and Mimi (my parents) and the Blairs, who we've been friends with for years. It was the most relaxed, peaceful, fun, enjoyable, non-stressful "kid" birthday party we've had...ever. I think her smile says it all!
Not really sure what Lincoln's doing...or did?
Oh, and I did have oil-free, clean hair...

And we still have her actual birthday to look forward to next week!

So now, I will leave you with one more parting shot of the festivities...our guests...the mice.


Phoebe said...

Those have got to be the cutest cupcakes I mean pupcakes!

So glad tat all went well, and your icky wannabe cold and neck pain are gone.

Now, do you mind coming my way and making that delicious meal and awesome looking cupcakes for my DD's party? I sure would appreciate it. :)

Amanda P said...

Those cupcakes are SO cute, and glad you were able to be present and enjoy the day. :) Truthfully, the mad-dash-to-get-the-kids-fed-brushed-dressed-and-shod-off-to-school is up there on my number one things I DON'T miss, that's a maddening rush. I'm sure with time you'll perfect the hour and learn a little, um, something along the way. Thanks for sharing your day. :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Seriously CUTE cupcakes! I'm so glad you got so much accomplished...and with a great attitude to boot! Your birthday girl looks very happy...isn't that the greatest gift for a mom?

Jenny said...

Excellent, excellent photograpy.

I have to say, it woulf be nice to try some of Billy's cooking (ie Billy-ness). We never have!

Brandi said...

I LOVE the cupcakes! Super cute!

The funniest thing happened the other day - Kaeden came in after his Valentines Day Party and said "I want another PUPCAKE!" I had to giggle - and think of your little one!