Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on September 11, 2011

Rainbow Cake Party Remnants

I feel like every weekend goes by in a blur, but this one? Man, I’m still dizzy. Let’s say I had a hypothetical list of ten things I needed to get done this weekend. One got done. I felt completely unproductive. Mystic pointed out some things that I *did* get done, sweet as he is. And he’s right, of course. But, dear readers, I want my weekend back.

Not only was it an unplanned whirlwind, it wasn’t until tonight at 8 pm that I realized I hadn’t picked up my camera all weekend. That’s when you KNOW it was a blur. Proof positive is in a largely empty SD memory card.

No sooner were those words out of my mouth did Mystic grab my camera and start documenting the chaos in the house at that moment. We were in the midst of our Back-to-School Rainbow Cake party, an event rescheduled from two weeks prior, when Hurricane Irene blew through. Nine kids, 8 adults and a much lower key affair than the June End-of-School year celebration. The June one was a little more larger scale, and I decided to rein it in a little bit for the September event. I think the blow-out should be focused on the end of school, rightly so, and a slightly smoother sashay into the new year with the back-to-school version is pretty perfect. Well, as smooth as a house full can bring us.

Mocha
This weekend also brought about a new addition to our household, Mocha. I promised the kids that we would start to look after the Labor Day weekend, and this little 10-month old German shepherd mix found her way into our hearts yesterday. Although I fully expect her to overcome a slight bit of shyness and lose the shell, she has an endearing personality and has charmed the kids. You know, like they were hard to win over to begin with.

I hope your weekend was lovely. Tomorrow? A new cupcake shop review. Until then…

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beth September 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

cute puppy!!! i’m jealous that you got to have a weekend at all. i spent mine in the car between here and queens to see my cousin in the hospital; and here and nyc to go to a shower for a coworker. i’m beat!!

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Cate O'Malley September 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

Sounds like you could use a do-over too! How is he doing?

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Kris #40 September 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for the great party! Just what I needed after this hectic weekend!

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Claire September 11, 2011 at 10:31 pm

So glad y’all have a new friend in the house! I’m sure he’ll warm u soon. Love the cake…still need to make one myself! :-)

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Joanne September 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

Sounds like a fun (but crazy) weekend! And Mocha is ADORABLE! I can’t wait to meet her :P

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Cate O'Malley September 12, 2011 at 8:18 am

Looking forward to it!

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Sarah September 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

Awww, Mocha is adorable. I can’t wait to scratch behind those little ears.

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Ramona September 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Cute girl. I know Mocha will have a loving home.

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