Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Brilliant Idea.

Yesterday my {not so} little Allison turned 9.  I know it's cliche to ask, but when did this happen?
I remember being a mom of all boys...and then she came along. It doesn't seem that long ago.

Allison came into this world so quickly, she was 4 minutes away from being born in the car.
So thankful that didn't happen.. I think Jeff was more thankful than me. ;)

We had an afternoon birthday party yesterday. It was very rainy and chilly.
My sister (Auntie Caitlin) usually makes a cake for my kids..whatever they wish.
Sam had a Hobbit hole, Sophia had ballet cupcakes...etc. She's an amazing cake decorator!
{My sister's recent wedding cake was even more gorgeous in real life}

But for Allison, she had a surprise, a most Brilliant idea!
She brought all of her fancy decorating supplies, sprinkles, frosting...
and spray frosting! (big hit!) to the party and let the girls decorate their own cupcakes.

The had a blast! They loved it and when the cupcakes were all decorated,
they decorated paper and brownies and anything else they could find to frost!

Have a wonderful day.


  1. That is such a fun idea!! I think any little girl would absolutely love that!

    And happy birthday to Allison! I didn't know that she and Zoe have almost the same birthdays. :) Zoe's is the 28th, so we had a party over the weekend too! Lucky lucky us, to get to be mothers to these precious little girls!!


  2. I sort of want to do that at MY birthday! What fun!

  3. super fun idea~ i love cupcakes! i think it's because i can eat 2 or 3 and feel less guilty than when i eat a big ole honkin piece of cake. ;))

    happy happy birthday allison~ can't believe how much your kids have grown up since i've known you.. they were so small five years ago. which, reading back over that makes no sense - OF COURSE they were small {er} five years ago. duh! but, yes.. i'm just sharing in your 'they grow up way too fast' sentiment. i hear ya!


  4. Awesome idea, looks like so much fun. Happy Birthday to sweet Allison!

  5. Such darling photos, I especially like the second one with you in it, that is so pretty. Thank you so much for the sweet comment about our little duck, many people may not understand but she was such a sweet little indoor pet.

    Hugs to you, ~Amelia