The weekends disappear far too fast for my liking.
I mean really, it feels like I was just running around trying to prepare everything for the party and now it’s done. Bam. Just like that. All the cake was eaten (by the ants) and it’s almost like it never happened.
Doing: Working from home. My bed to be specific. We’ve had a tummy bug run around our family (Kyla getting it the night before the party!) and I thought I was immune. Well until last night… I don’t think I’ve been as sick as I have since having kids – they bring the weirdest things home from school. Ugh.
Making: I’m tapped out on the making front. I spent the whole of Friday baking the girls birthday cake only to realise afterwards that I used vanilla EXTRACT instead of ESSENCE. So instead of just putting in one or two drops as per the instructions, I put in like, 20mls. It was gross. And I don’t usually flop things that I bake so I was rather mortified, but honestly I couldn’t be bothered to make a whole new cake. Ain’t no body got time for that. So I just left it. Then to top it off, ants decided to take refuge in/under it over night. It was an all round epic fail.
But it looked kinda pretty.
I hand painted the rainbow with food colouring on white fondant.
Thankfully the wonderful people at Welsford Bistro and Catering made up for where I failed. I think themed cupcakes/biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to any party – no need to cut and fuss about it. And in our case, it could be the only edible cake on the table.
Trying: To keep our new family members alive. One of the presents that the girls received this weekend was two sweet little goldfish. Seth and I once had goldfish (pre-baby) and well, it didn’t work out so well for them. Let’s hope that Goldie and Gadija don’t meet the same end. (If you’re wondering, they named the fish themselves – Goldie for obvious reasons and Gadija because she is Riyas bestie at school).
Laughing At: I don’t spend much time on YouTube. I’d rather read blogs or a book, but when I do enjoy a good one I just have to share it. I have never been the subject of a filmed prank but I’ve always wondered how I would react.
This one is just hilarious – the way the guy at 1.30 reacts – I think that might be me. It would DEFINITELY be how Seth reacted and I’d die laughing forever.
And this. Well there are no words for this….
Plotting: We actually have nothing to plan until September when it’s Knox and my birthday party. But he has already decided that he wants a superhero party so it’ll be easy. Anyone know where I can get budget capes made as party favours?
Watching: We’re really struggling to find a series like Sons of Anarchy, Dexter and Breaking Bad – where the main guy is maybe a little twisted and broken, where the series is gritty and real. Just can’t find anything like it. So we’ve settled with Daredevil which is going OK, but I feel like some of the characters are a bit weak.
Loving: Spending time alone with Seth. It’s something that we are fortunate to be able to do once a week, so I think I have started to take it for granted. But the last couple of weeks have been so hectic that we haven’t really had that time and I missed it so much. Even if we just sit on the couch and devour too many snacks.
Stressing About: Nothing! Except maybe that I made kids drunk when they ate the birthday cake.