Saturday, August 30, 2008
Happy Birthday Cowpokette
I can hardly believe it has been a year already. Time sure flies. Last night we had some family over for a small birthday party for Cowpokette. I worked hard all day on her cake. I have come to the conclusion that I am not nearly picky enough to ever do cake decorating. I just do not have the patience. First I tried the whole fondant thing. Yeah, that was interesting. Let me tell ya, this was the good side of the cake. I tried calling my sister for help but she was no where to be found. I did figure out that I put way too much butter cream frosting under the fondant. It was all oozing out of the bottom of the fondant. I was licking my fingers like crazy. I put polka dots all over the cake. See that really bad brown one right on top there? That was the last one I put on and let me tell ya, I was finished. This was definitely not my forte. My sister always told me that every cake has an ugly side. Well, this side would have to be it. I couldn't smooth that side to save my life. Good thing for my fondant balls, they saved the day. This was my favorite part of the cake. The only polka dots that looked decent. It was really a lot of work. I think I would have rather been outside oiling my saddle. I was so glad when it was all finished. Few, it was done and out of the way. I can just hear my sister chuckling while she is reading this!! :)There is my masterpiece, complete with number. While I was constructing this disaster, Cowpokette was extremely fussy. I tried to feed her some lunch and she did not want anything to do with it. She was just not having it. She wanted my attention and I just was too busy with her birthday cake. So, I let her help me a bit. It couldn't have gotten any worse. It was not much longer when it was time for the party. Dinner was all ready and my Cowpokes were starving. The party was supposed to start at 6:30 pm. The family did not get there until 7 pm. I let Cowpokette eat while we waited for every one else. We fixed "Ugly Chicken", her favorite dinner. She loves it. It truly must fit its name because when the cousins got there they said, "Yuck, that looks gross, I don't want to eat it." But they did and they loved it. Then it was present time. She first got "sugars", aka kisses, from Paw Paw and Nonny. She loves to get kisses. She really loved all her presents. She was so excited and so very expressive with every one. Her favorite was by far the stuffed bear. She almost attacked the poor stuffed animal. Then it was time for the birthday song and cake. She really loved to be sung to. She just stared at everyone and smiled. Then she "blew" out her candle. Well, it some how blew out from a strange side wind that was blowing. She didn't seem to mind. She was still smiling from all the singing. Then it was time to eat some cake. Good thing that the cake tasted way better than it looked. That is one thing I can do. I can read a recipe and cook. Even the Cajun eaters said that my cooking has improved since I moved there. I love the one where she is lifting up her shirt like she is saying, "Get in my belly!"All in all she did not get too dirty. She had a really fun birthday. She had so much fun last night she didn't get up this morning until 10:15. I still can't believe she is 1 already. Time sure flies.