Happy, Happy Birthday to You

9 Apr

I’ve sat down three times now to write up this birthday bash of a weekend and every time I start I seem to come up short.  Between party preparations (thank you Annie-Eats for the inspiration and fantastic cupcake how-to), my parents’ arrival, Easter, and taking my proverbial candle and burning it at both ends until all that seems to be left is a tiny pool of wax and a wick so charred it snaps off in protest when you try to light it, I am officially spent.  Thankfully, Mom and Dad are here to help me deal with the backlash aka 10 loads of laundry and very grimy floors.

So I present to you “Abigail’s Birthday – A Photo Essay in a few words and way too many photos.”  Those of you who helped out and/or celebrated with us, it was a blast!  Thank you!


A perfect package was delivered at the perfect moment by some best friends across the country.

“Marathon Friend” – (n) Def. Someone who helps you bake cupcakes, wrangle a toddler, and doesn’t flinch when you say: Want to help me draw some Sesame Street characters? 

Help Wanted:  Back up glue applier.  Willingness to apply glue to face desired, but not required.

Time:  Approximately 10PM.  “We have how many cupcakes left?” “20”


Early Morning Tea…

For Two.

After lunch, Abigail comes down to find her brand new kitchen…

Just kidding!  Totally oblivious.  Presents instead.

Annnd still oblivious…

Wait a second….what is that?!

Getting down to business.


“Yeah, I’m still at Abs’ birthday.  She’s just finishing up. Oh!  It looks like Uncle Kurt got her some play-doh, I’ll have to call you back.”

For those of you that actually made it to the end of this post I congratulate you.  Come on over to claim your prize.  A variety of 3 day old cupcakes, assortment includes: two Big Birds, one Oscar, and one Elmo.  While supplies last.

9 Responses to “Happy, Happy Birthday to You”

  1. Mike Guschke April 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    The activity here was awesome:)

    • Sarah April 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      Glad you could make it, Daddio!

  2. Emily April 10, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Ahh save oscar for me!!!!!!! Looks like a success!

    • Sarah April 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Wish you could have been here, too! But so glad we got to see you last month.

  3. Lindsay April 10, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Big Bird, please! How did you make those beaks??? My parents are here and I was showing off your awesome cupcakes to my momma! 🙂

    • Sarah April 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      The beaks were marshmallows with a “v” shape cut out of the center. Big Bird was the most time consuming…check out the tutorial on the Annie-Eats blog. It was terrific!

  4. Joy April 11, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Wish we could have been there! Looks like yall had a blast! Cute party, adorable cupcakes, awesome kitchen, fabulous new hair-do! Fun times!

    • Sarah April 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      We are loving Little Blue Truck and our Stomp Rocket! We can’t wait to see you in a couple of months! SQUEEEE!

  5. Amanda B. Hill April 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    what a sweet looking party! 🙂

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