Wednesday, September 3, 2008

anticipation...



My little Lily bee turns 2 on Friday!
**i. love. my. children's. birthdays.**
Think I actually like them more than my own...ohhh the anticipation. I get so excited thinking about THEIR wonder and amazement on this special little day! During nap time today, I did a little trial run on the cupcakes for her party. I've eaten FAR too many. yum.

And, not to bring down the happiness quotient of this particular post, but I honestly wanted to thank you, my friends, for your lovely praise and encouraging words. There have been a few gloomy days overhead lately (don't worry, someday when it sorts itself out a bit...I'll record it), your thoughtful comments and random emails have been a bright spot. truly.

20 comments:

Frau Bailey said...

Quote from Tara: "Lily is having a birthday this week. She is only two so I am not going to get to crazy."
But of course, Tara does not know how to do mediocre. You are the best. I cannot wait to see the final result.

Will & Amy said...

You must have the luckiest kids! Sounds like you might even be more excited than they are! What a great mom.

dixonfamily said...

Seriously, you are one awesome mom!! I was in awe during Zach's birthday, and I am so excited to see pictures of Lily's! The cupcakes look beautiful and the cards adorable! Your kids are so lucky to have you, and I feel lucky just to know you! Have fun at the birthday party!

meg said...

What's cuter than Lilly in her crib in a...what's that?...a bee costume?! Adorable! She deserve the best 2 year party ever!

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

I love little Lily!! We are so excited for the party. I'm looking forward to Allie's but I'm scared. Honestly I struggle when it comes to parties, I need help...seriously. The cupcakes are adorable, great job!

PAINTER said...

amen to what Margaret said. my baby is all or nothing

Isaura said...

tara, you are very talented!! and i love those invitations. i was just mentioning tonight at our committee mtg that you needed to bring out your cookie stands to our next activity, so you may be getting a call ;) sorry about your gloomy days. i soo understand gloomy days. promise.
at least you posted. if i posted about my gloomy days in the last few months, my blog just might be depressing. birthday party = major fun

The Rylanders said...

I can't believe it's been a whole year since we went to lily's birthday party, which was of course, AMAZING! Wish we could be there for this one! Send a cupcake my way, or at least think of me when you eat it :) Have a great time at the party!

Brittany said...

Tara,

How darling are those invitations. You are so creative!! Those cupcakes do look YUMMIE!! I started a new blog, www.placeforinspiration.blogspot.com , I wanted to have a public blog too where we (my friends & I) can post fun ideas and share our testimonies of the gospel. You are SO creative, I would love for you to send me one of your darling ideas to post on there!! Take care:)

Britt

ps- You know that cute Nienie dialogues blog that you told me about, have you read it recently? The story is so sad.

Go-Church's.blogspot.com said...

Yay for birthdays!! Your cards and cupcakes look amazing. You are a supermom! I'm soooo sorry I missed you when you were here. I've been wanting to see you and I was just toooooo sick. I'm sure you guys had a great time still.

Blake and Yanery said...

Amazing! Your so talented. I wish we lived closer so I could learn from you. Your parties are amazing.

Sean and Janet said...

I guess we are not the ones to give advice on "taking it easy" with birthday parties are we? You go girl!! The bigger the better!

the boyd family said...

THAT'S MY KACEY'S BDAY TOO! SHE'S 2 TOMORROW! how funny!!! and i'm doing cupcakes for her birthday, a whole mountain of them :) which i'm starting tonight after she goes to bed.

well, i hope you have a fun lily bday and i'll have a fun kacey bday and we'll have to check eachother later for pictures on the blogs.

Lisa said...

Cute invitations! I can't wait to hear about Lily's birthday and all the fun, creative stuff I'm sure you have planned!

David said...

SOOOO fun! I wish I had more creativity when it comes to birthdays. You are awesome and creative as always! Your pictures are great and I'm excited to see them from the actual birthday. I didn't realize that she and Halle had such close birthdays. Halle's is on Tues. I can't believe she is almost 1! Time goes way too fast!

Tiff and Dave said...

Oops...that was me, not Dave!

Missy said...

Only the cutest invitations ever. Seriously, can you post daily on things you do each day because I know you are a crafty genius that only shares the occasional item and that always leaves me itching for more Tara!

I can't wait to see the weekend in photos.

~The Stevens Family~ said...

Mmm, cupcakes sound yummy! Those cards are adorable too. Seriously, whenever you are ready to publish your first craftiness/supermom/homemaker/partythrowing book, I will be the first one to buy it!!! Lily looks so cute in her bee costume, is that what she's wearing for Halloween?

Christy said...

lily's party was so cute! i was so impressed with everything you did for it, way to go! and thanks for inviting us, sophie is so much happier with other kids around, even if she is scratching them and trying to bite balloons half the time! :)you need to come swimming sometime!

emily and adrian said...

Okay, your photos all look like they came straight out of a page in Real Simple Magazine. I'm always so impressed!