Remnants of Valentines Day
This morning we had our usual 4 am wake up call. Cora had dumped her blankie, cup, frog and mouse on top of me by the time I actually heard her little steps running out of our room. Seeing her retreat with such speed made me think she was up to something. On Justin’s orders she went back to bed. As we lay there I told Justin That I thought she might have been after the cupcakes…(dessert from our Valentines meal.) He went to the kitchen and looked but did not see signs of anything. As I headed out for my run this morning I thought I might check and see what I could find. Sure enough I found a cupcake wrapper on the floor…but could not see any signs of the actual cupcake.
I assumed she must have eaten it and then licked up every last crumb or more likely it was hidden somewhere in our house. I figured I would find its moldy remnants months from now. I came back from my run and began to make coffee. I was still pondering the case of the missing cupcake. I looked closely at the plate of cupcakes, still wrapped in plastic and something was wrong. There were four cupcakes. The same number as last night. I removed the plastic to find this.
The cupcake topper was on the bottom side of the cupcake…Little nibble marks around the edge. She almost had us fooled. No wonder we could not get her to fall back asleep this morning…She had indulged in sugary icing at 4 am!
Since being married and having children Valentines Day has turned into a two day affair. One day for us and one day for our family. This weekend Justin and I went out for our date…with Elinor, of course.
It was a wonderful date consisting of coffee, chocolately dessert and cajun food. By 9 o’clock we were ready to head home. It’s amazing how tired we are since being parents…what ever happend to late-night romantic dates?
Yesterday I decided to bake cupcakes.
I love this recipe and recommend it if you like butter based cupcakes as opposed to ones made with oil.
I put out some last minute decorations…
And so we had a fun, busy Valentines Day…the grand finale was a tantrum from our Cora when we told her she had to eat dinner before she had a cupcake. She never did get that cupcake…well, at least not from us. I guess she woke up this morning and figured she would help herself.
I hope you all had a Happy Heart day!