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Tiaras and Trucks

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sugar on Top

I cram a lot into most of our weeks, but this week really kicked my behind.  It basically started Sunday when I began prepping for a dinner playdate, followed by said playdate on Monday night, making dinner for a friend who just had a baby on Tuesday, plus going to dinner with some friends Tuesday night, two Halloween parties (including treats) on Wednesday, and Zoo Boo on Friday - all leading up to tomorrow night!  Thankfully, my mom is hosting our Halloween celebration, and her neighbors are hosting our trick-or-treating.

Normally I relish this kind of jammed packed scheduling.  I love checklists and organization and juggling several things at once, but for some reason I'm just beat.  Today, the kids and I ran some errands, and then I roasted pumpkins and squash for soup and a pumpkin spice cake.  The soup is delicious, but unfortunately, the cake didn't bake evenly and completely fell apart. 

I cried, and the kids thought it was hilarious.  Maybe it's time to work on a little empathy. 

(To Abbey's credit, when I couldn't find my hand blender earlier, she kissed me on the forehead and said, "It will be ok, Mommy, you can use this instead."  Unfortunately, "this" was a piece of tupperware, but I ended up finding the hand blender, so it worked out in the end.)

But despite the tears, I'm going to try to focus on the highlights of the week - the fun times we had with our friends playing and celebrating; Abbey's shy little voice asking "trick or treat?" at the Zoo Boo, Dylan snuggled warmly against my chest in his costume in the Ergo, the kids in Abbey's dance class unsure whether to be scared of or laugh at their teacher's costume (Thing One from Dr. Seuss).  There's always time to make another cake (or buy some cute Halloween cookies!), but Halloween 2010 only comes around once.

the dessert on Monday was rice krispies, with frosting and mini chocolate chips
Abbey and her friend Ella were enjoying the frosting by the spoonful, rice krispie treats abandoned on their plates
because when you're young (and adorable, right?) you know to enjoy the good stuff

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1 Comments:

  • At October 31, 2010 at 3:33 AM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Thanks :) Sometimes a comment like this helps, especially when it's the middle of the night and Dylan is up (again.)

     

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