Sunday, June 04, 2006

Birthday Cupcakes with Thing 1 & Thing 2

I love spending time with my niece and nephew, whom I lovingly refer to as Thing 1 & Thing 2! June 1st was my sister's birthday so I took the crumb snatchers off their hands at BILs request so they could enjoy the weekend and remember what life was like pre-Thing 1 & Thing 2. My niece, Thing 1, loves to be in the kitchen with Auntie Angel (pretty much the only time I'm in the kitchen) and has suggested baking cupcakes for her Mama's birthday. So Sunday after church and a trip to Cici's Pizza we stop by the store where Thing 1 & Thing 2 have selected a vanilla cake mix with cream cheese frosting. We get home, pull out the mixer and start baking.

Thing 2, my nephew, is partially entertained with his favorite Pixar DVD (which we've viewed in non-stop rotation) but decides he wants to get in on the action too. So Thing 1, who is just as bossy as her mother, informs Thing 2 that his responsibility will be placing the cup cake liners in the muffin tin. Thing 2 is pleased and does as he's told. Surprisingly this keeps him occupied the entire time as he practices counting the cups 1-12; baking and math, who knew!

We bake the cupcakes, slap on the frosting, lay on the sprinkles and stick in the candles. We set the cupcakes on a silver platter and wait for the birthday girl to arrive. After all this work, Sis and BIL return to Auntie Angel's home to retrieve Thing 1 & Thing 2 who are now sleepy and ready for bed. Luckily, Sis got to blow out her candles and eat her treats. They turned out very well I might add--not from stratch, but pretty close.

I asked my Sis if she enjoyed her weekend and what she did with all that free time. Her response and I quote, "I cleaned up the house a bit and went to the office to catch up on work. I don't know what to do with all that time on my hands without my kids." God bless her!

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