Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthdays Abound!

This weekend was the birthday weekend.  Emma’s birthday was on Thursday (Dec 4th) and we celebrated it on Friday night with a sleepover with a total of 12 first grade girls.  (Thanks to Jackie and Cali for helping out.) 

And if having them sleep over wasn’t enough, we took them ALL to Build-A Bear Workshop!  Are we crazy?!?!?

One of the highlights for me... as we were making our way through the mall in one giant 1st grader train, the girls were singing Christmas Carols as loud as they could. 

My ears are still ringing from all the shrieks, shrills, and screams.  Signs of Life for sure.  It took most of Saturday for us to recover.


Kristin’s birthday was today (Dec 7th).  We celebrated with a low key morning and then brunch with the fam at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin.  

Emma wanted to surprise Kristin with some cupcakes before she woke up this morning.  She got a Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker for a gift on Friday night.  Here is what the pics on the box lead us to believe would be our experience:

I’ll spare you the scene that would rival anything from CSI, the tears, the cupcake mix all over the place, the hilarity, the unrealistic recommended measurements, the pain of stepping on cheap sprinkles as Mac covered the kitchen floor when I wasn’t looking as he “sprinkled” the cupcakes.  The smell of burnt, microwavable memories.  Oh the humanity!  

I will just jump to the finished product:

Who wants one?  C’mon, you know you do.

Here’s what the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker will look like when it goes into this Spring’s garage sale:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I love it!


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