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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What Did You Do Today?

The cupcakes... before icing and assembly.  (Check out my snazzy  2 dozen cup cupcake pans.)
Every night when Ted gets home from work he asks me how my day was.  Every day I tell him that my day was fine.  Sometimes he'll delve deeper and ask me "What did you do today?"  Usually I tell him I did the same old things I do every day.  Roughly translated this means that I did laundry, went to the grocery store, and cleaned up all the stuff everyone has left laying on the floor.

So I didn't cure cancer.  It's a living.

Oreo Cookie Cupcakes
But today I did something special.  It was insane, but it was special.

Kate's birthday is on Saturday and she's turning 17.  Yes, my baby is turning 17 and it's killing me.  When did this happen?  She couldn't possibly be 17 because I'm only 27.  Wishful thinking, I know.

The thing I love best about Kate is that Kate is Kate.  She knows exactly who she is.  On one hand, she's definitely growing up and is a pretty standard issue 17 year old: moody, dramatic, and sometimes difficult.  But she is also still my little girl who loves a snuggle and can't leave a room or hang up the phone without without saying "love ya" to me.

If I can have the love ya's, I'll take the drama any day.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

So anyway, back to Kate's birthday.  Kate doesn't believe that we should ever actually buy anything at a bakery.  She think that I am the bakery.  And it being her birthday and all, she decided that it would be nice to bring cupcakes to tennis to celebrate.  And, since I was already breaking out the mixer, why not bring some cupcakes to school too.  (This is the advantage of going to an all girls school where there are only 43 girls in her grade.)  Of course, why bring simple cupcakes when she could bring elaborate cupcakes?  No box mixes for Kate.  No way, no how.

So today I spent the day making four dozen chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes for tennis and four dozen Oreo cookie cupcakes for school.  And I loved it.  Every minute of it.

The way I see it is that she is going to be gone from home all too soon and bringing birthday cupcakes to school and tennis will be just a memory.  I like the idea that her memory will be of really special cupcakes that I made especially for her birthday.

I'm happy to make Kate cupcakes -- any kind she wants -- if I can have a love ya when she says goodbye.

Originally Posted on You Little Tarte:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
 Oreo Cookie Cupcakes

1 comment:

  1. These look wonderful! I'm sure the tennis team and junior class will love them. Happy 17th birthday to Kate. I hope she has a wonderful day:)