Monday, March 1, 2010

After Sugar Overload, I Drink Water

We had Peyton's little birthday party last night. I didn't take any pictures of it. I didn't even wrap my son's presents. I, the hater of the gift bag. The gift was in a box. It would have been so easy to wrap. And, wrapping presents is very near to the top of my list of favorite things to do. But, I had neglected this task. So, I had to resort to a gift bag. I felt awful about it.
But still, the party was fun. We had a fondue party. Or, perhaps is was more of a sauce party? We served various sauces (Cheese fondue, Tzatziki, Chimichurri, Peanut Sauce) along with a variety of foods to eat with them. Bread, vegetables, meats...
We set up a couple of kid's tables with their own spread. I used lollipop sticks for them, since skewers are too deadly for two year olds. You could also use craft/Popsicle sticks.
The kid sauces were Velvetta Cheese, Ranch Dressing, Peanut Butter & Yogurt Fruit Smoothie.
Their dippers included, graham crackers, marshmallows, french fries, strawberries, bananas, carrots, chicken & more.
It was really cute to watch all the kids standing around the little tables, sampling everything. I think Peyton loved it. He was a little grazer.
I made a giant cupcake cake. I thought it looked kinda funny. But, the kids were so delighted with it. They are always so affirming in stuff like that!
Here's the leftovers.
We have almost finished it off today.
I woke up this morning not feeling too great. I felt like I was getting sick. Maybe I was just tired. A couple of the kiddies didn't sleep too well last night.
I'd been up a few minutes & had the genius idea of having some cake (a bit of a cure-all, you know). So, I shouted, "Who wants cake for breakfast?!" Gillian had to ask me to clarify what I had just said. Perhaps couldn't believe her own ears.







It was still early. She was a little tired.

8 comments:

LindaFaye said...

Love the pics and am glad to hear someone else who drinks water to make up for poor eating... The links at the bottom look great!

Stef said...

haha! I love it. Our kids react this way when we have ice cream for dinner or pancakes for dinner :)

You don't like gift bags?! I adore them. NO mess and so fun for kids who don't like tearing paper.

Nicola S. said...

I love Erin! The cake was so cute. I have fun with gift bags sometimes, though I prefer wrapping gifts.

Thank you also for your last post. Remembering what you went through as well the woman in the link you included, help me to put a lot of things into prospective, that you loose sight of thoughout the day.
Love and miss you.

Melissa Joy said...

I love the fondue [kids] party idea! That is something that is going in my pocket for a rainy day. :)
And I am loving these pictures to pieces.
(((hugs)))

Krista said...

I love these pictures. So much. Happy birthday again to Peyton, and so sorry we missed his party. :(

Krista said...

I love these pictures. So much. Happy birthday again to Peyton, and so sorry we missed his party. :(

Stef said...

haha! I love it. Our kids react this way when we have ice cream for dinner or pancakes for dinner :)

You don't like gift bags?! I adore them. NO mess and so fun for kids who don't like tearing paper.

Melissa Joy said...

I love the fondue [kids] party idea! That is something that is going in my pocket for a rainy day. :)
And I am loving these pictures to pieces.
(((hugs)))