Another Reason I’m Not Mom of the Year

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 25, 2010

At about 10:00 on Sunday morning Chad's folks called and said they were coming over.  Turns out they are heading to Florida fairly soon and are going to miss Coltons 5th birthday party.

They would be over in a few hours. 

Impromptu party anyone?  Yes!  I think I will.

So I figured I'd make some fancy cupcakes.

Chocolate with vanilla frosting.  And coconut.  And chocolate cupcake crumbles.


The crumbles. 



The coconut.

Just so-so.

Plain old piped on frosting?  Yeah.  That will do.

So we gave Colton a mini birthday party. 

And since I didn't have any candles on hand, he got the very appropriate and not-gonna-get-me-nominated-for-mom-of-the-year Question Mark Candle.







I dont think he minded.

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  • Jamie says:

    Doesn’t look like he minded one little bit! Too cute!

  • Jamie @ Six Bricks High says:

    Doesn’t look like he minded one little bit! Too cute!

  • Traci says:

    Come, come now. You made THREE versions of IMPROMPTU CUPCAKES. That’d definitely be an award winner!! Way to go MoM!
    Your son has such a sweet face and I’m pretty sure he’s not concerned about the candle. He’s probably thinking, “CuPcAkEs!!! For ME?! Boy does my mama love me!”
    Happy Birthday to your little man!
    ~traci 😀

  • julia says:

    i’m sure he didn’t mind one bit!! happy birthday!!!

  • Jen says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love these photos of an impromptu 5th birthday party! He’s adorable!

  • Melissa T. says:

    That is sweet??? 🙂

  • Amanda Jo says:

    Cute!!! He looks pretty pleased with his impromptu birthday party! Those are some yummy lookin’ cupcakes.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    Happy Birthday to Colton. What a sweet sweet boy. Love the yummy cupcakes too.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    Happy Birthday to Colton. What a sweet sweet boy. Love the yummy cupcakes too.

  • Mandi S. says:

    You managed to make last-minute cupcakes! That’s so much better than I would do. I would be running around the house like a mad woman and cleaning like crazy. And I am certainly not winning any mom award around here.
    Happy Birthday, Colton!

  • Barbara says:

    Looks like he was super happy with his cupcake. Was he thinking of his wish in the photos? So cute.
    I love your cupcakes and kudos to you for being such a GOOD mommy!

  • Christina says:

    You are such an awesome mom!
    Those cupcakes look yummy!!

  • Online Consultation says:

    Cute idea of cupcakes as a birthday cake. Nice shots too. The cupcakes that you use looks delicious.

  • Melissa T. says:

    Okay time for a new post friend- I loved the candle and the cupcakes by the way, thought it was very creative. I think I am going to use the question mark every year so nobody knows how old i am turning.

  • carma says:

    Those pictures are seriously precious. The look of utter happiness on his face. You are a darn good mom. And I am wondering how you remain so calm and just throw things together. I’d be running around like a looney. (but giving the outward appearance of ‘calmness’ – riiiiggghhhht)

  • Christy says:

    you crack me up! i love the photo’s of colton…he has the innocent, but you can see there’s ornirness in there eyes!

  • cheap dsi r4 says:

    Colton looks really very cute and sweet.I also think he surely didn’t mind.I would like to say that you are a great mother and This post shows you are a good hearted person..

  • Liz W. says:

    This says ‘Mom of the Year’ more than anything! 😀

  • reminisceheirlooms says:

    I love both of your blogs and just wanted you to know. Esp. the post about all of us having talents. :)Well said. Blessings to you and your wonderful gift of sugar art.

  • Tauna says:

    They should make a candle that just says “older”. I’d dig that. One candle, every birthday, every year. Perfect.

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