Having a baby is great. Aside from all the snuggles, kisses, giggles, and high-fives I get to enjoy each day, there are other great bonuses too. Like getting to go to 1st birthday parties! Between now and September, I figure Mikaela will go to about 10 first birthday parties!
Perhaps she’s popular! Or perhaps her Mommy just makes the cakes…but who cares?! First birthday parties are great! And they’re all so different – so if you’re planning one, keep an eye on this blog for some great ideas.
I love the theme of Declan’s party – Milk Mustache! How cute!?
We made cupcakes with little black mustaches and Declan’s smash cake was a cow!
We’ve been doing a lot of cookies lately, but we’ve been very bad about posting them on the blog. So, today, let’s do a little cookie catch-up!
By the way, did you know that a percentage of the proceeds from all cookie orders in 2012 will be donated to the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure??? Yes-siree! Of course, you can always make a donation without placing an order but you might as well get some cookies out of the deal too, right?!
What would cookies for a man turning 39 years old who loves the University of Florida Gators, the beach, and surfing look like? Like these, of course!
“No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks…School’s out for summer!”
-Schools Out by Alice Cooper
Yes, school’s out! The kids are on the loose in the neighborhood. But before they left the classroom, the teachers probably tried to teach them one last thing before their brains turned to much over the vacation.
During the last week of school at Burney Elementary School in Plant City, the children celebrated the opening of a brand new butterfly garden on school grounds! And to make the celebration just a little bit sweeter, we made butterfly cookies for the students.
We can’t wait to hear what kinds of butterflies the students see when they return to school in the Fall!
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to create a birthday party for a great woman turning 90 years old! She loves the game of golf so her family asked us to create a giant golf ball cake and matching cookies.
Did you know that “18 over par” means 90? We didn’t! But you learn something new every day, don’t you?! So, in code, this cake is saying “Happy 90th Birthday!”
Well the news is out! We’ve called all our friends & family and even announced it on Facebook. Announcing it on Facebook was a little intimidating for me…once you say anything, EVERYONE knows! That’s a little scary!
So, it’s only fair to announce it here too…I’m pregnant! My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 15 months so the fact that there is a baby (currently the size of a blueberry, according to what I’ve read) growing inside me is a bit surreal. And since we’d been trying so long, we had to come up with a creative way to break the news to our immediate families!
Tonight will wrap up this year’s college bowl season. I LIVE for college bowl games so I’m sad to see it ending again…but I can’t wait to watch tonight’s game! It’s the BCS National Championship Game – Auburn versus Oregon!
Two of my good friends, Ben & Shelby, moved to Oregon last year and are HUGE University of Oregon fans. Shelby wanted to surprise Ben with some Oregon cookies for the big game…so this is what I sent them: