Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Exhaustion City

Well, it came and went.

Half-way through the day and I felt like I was going to fall over. Parties are a lot of work!

(pictures to follow)

I started to feel sort of under the weather Saturday evening and got progressively worse Sunday. I've just been feeling very achey and tired. My throat's a little sore and it's been sneeze city for me lately too.

I had a small cake to make on Sunday, which I was able to do pretty easily. Yesterday was Rylee's 2 year check up and after dealing with her there, I got home and realized that I'd completely forgotten about a cake I was supposed to make for Tango for today. So, on top of the very elaborate turkey cake I had to start on, I needed to begin another. We ran to the cake shop for some more supplies and to the store for even more supplies. I came home and started working. I worked from about 1pm until 3:30 am. I haven't been that tired in a really, really long time. Thank goodness I had Rodney here to help me. I'd probably still be working on that cake for Tango if he hadn't been here.

Birthday Pics!

The Cake

The cheesecake cups I made!

The Flowers:

The Cookies:

Before the party, blowing up some balloons:

The birthday girl!

One half of the food:

On the menu was:

Italian Lasagna, Mexican Lasagna
Green Salad with choice of black beans, tomatoes, corn salsa, cheese, ranch or italian dressing
cold spinach dip in a bread bowl with wheat thins or tortilla chips
Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
Pecan Sandies
Pomegranate Lemonade
Cookie favors and birthday cake! (a strawberry tier and a vanilla tier)

Opening gifts:


Just like Mommy's (works too)

Cake time!


Miles, on one of Rylee's new presents

Bounce house mania!

The party was great. Great people, great talks. A special thanks goes out to Jess, who came over and helped me get everything together and ready! I think this might have been the easiest party we've ever done together! It was also pretty fun doing everything in the new space, made things a lot easier! Rodney was also a pretty big help, he did all of the dishes after the party and worked really hard on the yard the morning of. Oh! And to The Davis family for volunteering their bounce house! What a good time for the kiddos!

Now it's time to start on the NYE party!


Brandon said...

Wow you do look like an amazing cook. If you even are looking for your own bounce house check us out here. http://www.playhousebouncers.com

Lindsey said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Rylee!!!

Looks like so much fun! Your creations just keep getting better and better and more beautiful all the time.

And Happy Thanksgiving, too!

Krista B said...

Your house is officially broken in!

cupcaketastic said...

Wow what a beautiful lucky girl, and a fabulous cake, well done Mum.