Saturday, October 18, 2008

'twas the night before the party

It was only after we made and frosted and decorated 40 cupcakes that we recounted the number of people that will be attending the triplet's fourth birthday party tomorrow ... and realized that we had forgotten to include 10 people that will be in attendance. So at 10:30 PM, Charlie rushed off to the store before it closed, to purchase ingredients necessary to make an additional 20 cupcakes, for a grand total of 60 cupcakes. For 45 people.

While he baked and frosted and decorated, I worked on blowing up balloons. It took me three solid hours to blow up all these balloons. The picture doesn't do the volume of balloons justice. There really are about five times as many as what are shown, here.

We filled up three 50-gallon trash bags to the brink.

My lungs are now in good shape for Sunday but my fingers are blistered from all the knot ties. And yes, I definitely plan to compete in the triathlon. If for no other reason than to burn off a few hundred calories I'll surely ingest from consuming 15 leftover cupcakes that I'll eat with my elbows.

9 comments:

  1. Happy 4th Birthday William, Elizabeth & Gracie!!

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  2. Oy, that's a lot of balloons!

    Happy Birthday to your munchkins! And happy 4th anniversary to you for bringing them into the world.

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  3. You had me at cupcakes. But still. Happy Birthday to your kids!!!

    And good luck in the triathlon.

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  4. Oh, because I am your good friend, I will help you eat those cupcakes today... only because we're good friends, though.... hehehehe.... it will be worth the 2 hour drive!

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  5. Hope you all have a wonderful time with the party. Happy, happy, happy birthday to the "amazing" crew!

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  6. Happy Birthday, gang! And just say no to the cupcakes! They aren't worth the calories. Eat one. Only one. You'll like yourself more in the morning! =)

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  7. I hope the party was fun for all of you. Wishing you a terrific triathalon! Looking forward to hearing about it!

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  8. A HUGE Happy Birthday to the newest 4 year olds! And a HUGE good luck to you in your triathlon -- you are going to do great!

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  9. How I wish I lived closer so I could help save you from all the extra cupcakes;) Good luck tomorrow, with all that extra exercise blowing up the balloons you should do great. Can't wait to hear all about it.
    Kathy

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