Posts Tagged ‘birthdays’


My little friend is celebrating her 3rd birthday today (even with a case of Strep Throat), I can’t believe it! I am in awe of how much she has grown and turned into the amazing little girl she is. Maybe her new little sister will decide to come join the celebration….


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V’s birthday is Monday, she’s going to be 3 (!!!). And because I’m so paranoid about having this baby on her birthday & we aren’t planning a party we’ve been kind of stretching out the birthday celebration. Yesterday we caved & gave her her birthday present, a camera, which she loves. Last week I asked her teacher if I could bring in cupcakes today to celebrate her birthday so she could share some sweets with friends. Last night when it came time to actually make the cupcakes I was kind of kicking myself.

I usually make them from scratch but this time, as I was waddling my 9 months pregnant butt through the grocery store at 8pm, I decided to go for a mix. I found a nice organic one which I felt I could tweak accordingly. Then I started looking at the frosting. I tried SO HARD to buy frosting but man, that stuff is just evil! High fructose this, partially hydrogenated that, ugh. So I did what I always do & picked up a tub of Earth Balance (yum) and some confectioners sugar. I was already miserable by the time I got home.

Two things saved me while I made cupcakes. 1) a stool to sit on and b) Morrissey.
Sounds silly right? But I popped on my iTunes and heard Morrissey singing and suddenly that’s all I wanted to listen to. So I sat on my stool and had a nice journey back to high school while listening to ‘Bona Drag’ and the cupcake work became kind of mindless. It was actually pretty awesome to be alone, in the kitchen and hearing nothing but music. A nice change of pace from the usual chaos in our house.

The frosting came out well, although I made it a little more pink than I meant to and I finished frosting them this morning. V of course wanted one for breakfast.
I’m glad I stuck it out & didn’t buy cupcakes or get crap frosting. At this stage of my pregnancy, I totally feel like I accomplished something!

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