Friday, August 24, 2007


To: Doo-doo
Love: The girls

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cupcake Party

Do not Google Cupcake Party. And if you do, do not click on the Urban Dictionary link. Especially if you are a man. Unless, of course, you are a very lonely man in need of some lovin' of the non-marital kind.

Consider yourself warned.


So, I've decided to do a cupcake themed party. I will bake a schload of cupcakes in various flavors (I'm thinking chocolate, vanilla, and carrot - am I missing anything major????) and whip up different frostings (cream cheese, buttercream, whipped cream [is that the same as buttercream or different?]) and throw a whole schlew of candies and decorating stuff on the table for people to decorate.

How many cupcakes per person? Should I provide boxes so people can take some home?

We always do dinner and booze and juice/soda/punch.

Should I bake a big cake? D is obsessed with blowing out candles. Maybe I could bake a giant cupcake?

We don't know a whole bunch of kids her age, so it will mainly be family. Do you think adults would yawn at this idea?



How in the world did almost a month go by without a post? WILD!!! Needless to say, I'm easily sidetracked these days.

We've been busy, I guess is my answer. We had a vacation planned for last week that took up a lot of preparation time, mainly getting the boat fixed and everything else that entails preparing a floating vessel for a week vacation complete with two wee ones. Oh yeah, and my MIL came to visit for two nights and then my FIL came for one night (back to back but not together..they are divorced).

So last Saturday we took off on our maiden journey via the Oh Wells to the San Juan Islands. An hour into the journey, we turned back. The vacation was not meant to be. The boat was clearly not fixed.

(Side note: How cute is it when your toddler comes into the office just to show you her tummy?)

Anyways, the boat is now fixed and the vacation is rescheduled.

Oh, and Elise is teething. Up 5-6 times a night. So MUCH FUN.

OK, on to bigger and better things.


Darsie turns 3 on September 19th. We need a theme. A toddler party to me is just an excuse to get our friends together, grill some hotdogs and hamburgers, and drink wine and beer. However, Darsie's expectations are a bit higher this year and wants cakes, candles, and balloons. Her first birthday party we did a cowgirl theme, last year didn't really have a theme but I did make my world famous (well, household famous) spaghetti. This year, I want a theme. So, garden?/tea party?/flowers?/motorcycles?/HELP!!!!! I would prefer nothing too commercialized. So despite that Darsie would love it if she could hardline some powdered Elmo, I'm not really wanting to go in that direction.

You would think I would have a creative streak in me but babies sap it out of me.

More coffee is in order at the moment and Darsie is wanting to put on a pair of shoes.

I would totally do a Starbuck's theme if Jeff would let me. I wanted Darsie to be a barista for Halloween, but I don't think Jeff is having any of that.

Oh, I've been sewing lately, too. Check out my latest creation (please excuse my stupid expression). Next up, a cover for the boat BBQ.

I know I had more to say/type...but somehow the two year old fluttering around me is distracting.