Every year, Eric's family has a Christmas party. Each year, it is at a different house and we all do the drawing names thing. This year it was at my brother and sister in law's house- Kevin and Andrea. I volunteered to make a cake because I need to keep practicing for that bakery and donut shop Eric and I are going to open one day (hahaha lol)The day started out a little nuts and continued that way. I went to Michaels for some last minute fondant coloring and then had to make the cake, decorate it, get the diaper bag together, get two kids dressed, make sure two big kids are dressed, get husband moving and oh yeah- throw something on myself. I have come to the understanding that the days of gettng ready by myself and for longer than 5 minutes are LONG gone!!!
I wasn't super happy with my cake,but I was happy with my daughter. She looked super cute in her trendy boots and sweater dress. We arrived at the party and to my dismay, people were heading outside. I tried my best to keep Delaney in, but those that know her, know that it NOT an option. Sure enough, there she went, right to the plaything. I almost forgot, her boots- BRAND NEW. Eric was 'watching' her. He watched her go up the dirty, wood ladder and slide down the dusty, dirty slide. I am TOTALLY fine with my kids getting dirty, but NOT when she is dressed up and NOT in brand new shoes. The shoes.... black (they started pink).
Anyway, the party was great! The kids got some great stuff including a Radio Flyer Tricycle for Delaney from her Uncle Kevin and Aunt Andrea that brought tears to my eyes.
Here's the cake.... Rudolph inspired!
Rough and Ready... that's Delaney