Saturday, December 31, 2011

Whoooo is having a birthday?

Courtney almost did not celebrate her birthday this year.  I had been hounding her since the beginning of school to let me know what she wanted to do (party, movies, big, small….) and it came down to the wire.  I had been talking to my mom earlier on the day Courtney finally said anything, and I told my mom “She has until the end of today, otherwise she gets nothing…no cake, no presents, not even going to say Happy Birthday to her!”  (Yes I know, I was being a bit extreme, but there is little in this world that bothers me more than someone else's lack of planning and forethought coming back to bite ME in the ass!)  So she finally said, just a cake-no big deal.

Well, I wanted to make a little deal out of it…so I made her some cupcakes that look like her second favorite animal, owls.


Cooper said they were turkeys…I failed.

But at least I tried to do something special…not like I went to Wegman’s and bought an entire sheet cake and had a picture of a unicorn put on it like her bgf Al did. (Double fail for me, I got upstaged by a store bought cake?!?)

Oh well, good thing I got her an i-pod touch.  At least I got to be cool for a little bit that night.





During the very first week of high school, Courtney was asked to go to the Homecoming dance.  It was hard enough to send her off to high school, but then for THIS?!?

Since she is not much of a girly-girl, she wanted Granma to make her dress so that it would be long yet short enough, and ‘show’ too much.  This is what she looked like.


…and this is what she looked like when she realized ‘yep, my mom is that mom’…


Still not sure why it was shocking to her that instead of just dropping her off at dinner with her friends, that I dropped her at the door, parked the car, strolled right up in there and got a few pictures…does she know me at all?!?



Look who’s 2!

Wyatt had a typical 2 year olds birthday-that is to say, very low key.  Boyfriend loves to watch Blue’s Clues (sings and dances and everything!) so I hedged my bets when it came to cake.  I went with the ‘traditional’ Blue’s paw print out of cup cakes.



I think this makes me 4 for 4 when it comes to Blue’s Clues birthdays!




Such a bad blogger!

Between the kids, businesses, PTA, the house, and trying to save relationships, I have had very little time to put thoughts/pictures together. 

Since it’s New Year’s Eve and I’m alone till Jeff is done work, I am going to try to get caught up since I last posted in September.

So long as I don’t get sucked into picture sorting/scrapbook planning, I should be able to bang out a few updates tonight.

Wish me luck…I’m going to need it!