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.