Thursday, June 05, 2008

The birthday picnic that almost wasn't

Y'all gave such wonderful cupcake advice! It's a shame we were too tired to follow it.

For the record: I do not recommend the "put them on a tray and hope they make it" method.

Or the "leaving them in the hot sun until the buttercream separates" strategy.

Still, we had a lovely sandy playtime, earache and all.

And I finally found a use for this vintage fabric I've saved for years.

17 comments:

TracyMichele said...

Please tell me where you found such a great little picnic spot! It looks so peaceful.

gracemercyandpeace said...

Elise's ponytail makes her look so grown-up. What a sweet little profile.

deb meyers

p.s. chained to the computer this week in a quiet house. too much blog-reading!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Elise. Sure sorry she had an ear infection. A shame to feel bad on your 'big day' Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. The cup cakes look good if just a little messy. Roxie

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Elise does look like a big girl with that ponytail:) ANd that fabric is gorgeous. It looks like y'all had a sweet time celebrating. I hope her ear is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

You make everything so pretty with your fabric peices! Do you finish the edges or just use them as is? If you leave them as is, don't they start to fray when you wash them?
Laura

Donna Kay said...

I have that exact same glass tray!! I have had more people try to take it away from me. I love it and I use it for so many things!
Bless...
Donna

songbirdy said...

Birthday Cheers! I'm glad that you had a special time! Its funny how we clue into the little details but then can truly agree that it was great :o)

*j-u-l-e-s* said...

I was just going to ask the same thing about the picnic spot!! Looks lovely!

Happy Birthday Elise!

SK and Family said...

Looks like a lovely time--and I am sure the cupcakes still tasted yummy!!
:)Kat

Mod Girl said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry that my transporting tip did not work... it's a risky one but so far I haven't encountered any problems. I'm thinking that I should learn from your experience and travel more carefully in the future!

Beautiful picnic spot! I'm glad it was a happy day despite the cupcake fiasco.

Daiquiri said...

Amazing, you even make cupcakes with separated buttercream frosting look beautiful :)

Jane said...

I'd happily eat those cupcakes!

Meredith said...

Modgirl, it's not you--it's me.

I probably hit those speed bumps in the park a tad too hard : )

Meredith said...

Oh, for locals--it's the Percy Priest Lake Anderson Rd. recreation area.

A friend and I had arranged for our kids to play at the little beach there, so I decided to bring cupcakes and make it a little birthday celebration.

We really enjoy visiting there over the summer and at $4 a carload, it's not a bad deal.

MommySecrets said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read about your oopsies! But secretly I'm glad oopsies happen to people other than just me! Sometimes I feel like the oopsie queen. :)

Your picnic spot was beautiful - where were you guys?

Anonymous said...

Meredith, I was just looking at Notes From A Cottage Industry and she just baked some delightful cupcakes for a little girl's birthday with pink frosting and candy butterflies. I gotta have some of those butterflies! You could bake another batch of cupcakes with those cuties for any time for Elise. I think she and her friends (and their mothers!) would love them. I am sorry the cupcakes yesterday didn't travel well and the frosting melted. What kind of cupcakes were they? Did I detect chocolate chips or raisins, maybe?

Amy said...

Stuff like that happens to me all the time. Thanks for being real :)

PS- That fabric is BEAUTIFUL!