Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh I love my comfy pants

I'm sitting here on the lounge in my trackies (sweatpants/track pants for non-Aussies). Today was a big day, Mollie & Will's birthday party at Fagan Park. I've been doing bits and pieces for the party for the past two weeks. I made the rainbow Happy Birthday Mollie & Will! bunting which my photographer didn't shoot. And yesterday I spent ALL day baking. I love to bake, so I didn't mind. I baked up the rainbow cookies, my choc chip cookies, ANZAC biscuits, 64 cupcakes, and caramel popcorn. I totally recommend the caramel popcorn recipe. It was a big hit at the party, and Col & Moll really liked it. If you are in Australia and want corn syrup, USA Foods sells Karo Corn Syrup. You could probably use glucose syrup in place of the corn syrup. The corn syrup helps to prevent crystallisation when making the caramel.

My photographer did take a photo of the cupcakes
cupcakes


Sorry for being so quiet last week. Last week was a big change for me with starting back at work. Work isn't hard (it's actually great), but after being at home for 5 years, it's different to get myself dressed and out of the house to be with other adults for a few hours. I was also sick last week, AND it was my birthday. But wait there's more...we had a mouse in our house. Not just a quiet, sneaky mouse, but a crazy climbing mouse that would climb the blinds in MY bedroom! That dreadful creature also gnawed the bottom of my laundry room door and my front door! So there. I have lots of good excuses.

I haven't forgotten that I missed my blogiversary. I want to do something for it, but I couldn't contemplate making anything for it over the past few weeks.

10 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Happy Birthday for last week and good luck with the crazy mouse. I'm having that exact same problem at the moment!

Tanya said...

heroic birthday party effort I reckon. Mouse issues here too, as you know!

NessaKnits said...

Coles sell sure fire mouse traps. I strongly suggest. I have killed 4 in my new (OLD) house so far this year.

Cass said...

Just checked out the rainbow cookies. How gorgeous are they???

Tas said...

So what is current mousy status? Still think that he has migrated?

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday to the three of you:) Busy month March in your house. THe cupcakes look great - sounds like lots of fun was had by all.

Karen said...

What a week you have had! Hope your birthday was a good one Sara and that you are settling back into the 'grown-up' world well.

ingrid said...

I think you need a cup of tea and a lie down after such a huge week!

happy birthday to your wee ones and congratulations for making it through that first week back at paid work.

Carolyn said...

The cupcakes look great! Sounds like lots of fun was had by all.

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toadstooldots said...

Great to hear that all is fine with the new job.
❀And a happy belayed birthday to you❀
Your party efforts are awesome. May be you should open a kids birthday party service...I would book you.