Hello Sweetnickers, happy weekend to you!
Madeline’s fourth birthday is officially still six days away, but the kids aren’t with me next weekend, so we squeezed most of our birthday celebrations into this weekend. When we saw Dolphin Tale many months ago, there were previews for Big Miracle, and Madeline was transfixed. Animals? Especially water-based ones? She’s so there. We found out when it was opening up and marked our calendar. Very fitting that it opened on her pre-birthday weekend, and it became the perfect way to kick off the festivities.
But first, a quick dinner at home.
I told Madeline she could choose Saturday morning breakfast, and she’s in love with these new heart-shaped donuts she spied on a recent commercial.
This was her first year having a “friend” party, and I embarked on making forty-eight cupcakes.
Nick walked in right about this point and told me the house smelled like a bakery.
I think that was a compliment.
She requested chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting. I added a batch of vanilla too, for the non-chocolate lovers. You know, like her mom.
Madeline wanted a unicorn-themed party, so I went with rainbow lollipops, a sheet of unicorn stickers, and a unicorn rubber duck stuffed inside a unicorn muslin bag. Simple.