I have had the best day full of love and little girls. My mum sent over a slow cooker last week and it has liberated me from the kitchen. Dinner was on and cooking away by 9.30am. That was about 8 hours ahead of schedule. So instead of twiddling my thumbs, I decided as we were home for the day, I was going to make it count.
I had nicked enough flowers from the neighbour's and it was time to tackle the laundry instead. That was largely under control by 10.30am. I then ventured into the household finances folder for another hour, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The creditors who were mean to me, didn't even make it into the hat for a chance at being paid this month. So after checking some stuff off my to do list that has been weighing on my mind.........
It was time for the rewards. By 12pm we had baked these little cupcakes and iced them just before lunch. We had lots of fun with this pink frosting. My mum noticed via this blog, that I was into piping icing onto cakes, so she sent this stuff over too. I've never seen it in the stores here and when I asked her where she got it she couldn't remember. I'll be Googling it though, cause I'm a convert. I hate to think what's in it, but it looked pretty and I love the way it went on. It easily did 12 cupcakes and by about cake number 9, I was getting it together. The Beach house Brat thought it was her birthday for some reason. Probably because her mother randomly comes up with this kind of stuff mid week......so I went with it and asked her if she wanted a birthday party for 2 on the deck.
So we set this up out the back and had a little play with her tea set. This is the kind of thing which makes this motherhood gig so worth it. When you have the time to stop and just hang out together.
As it was her 'birthday' I took a video. I didn't muck around with movie maker today, so no music or credits. She was so funny, because she was falling all over herself to eat a cake as I was icing them and then when I said she could, she hesitated. Turns out she loves the frosting too.
Have a fabulous weekend and here's to making it count.
Today I am partying here