Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tess's Tidbits: Sorry for the Absence, plus Party Pictures

Poor Emma is absolutely mortified that she promised a post over a week ago and still hasn't had a chance to get on here.  I hope you'll all forgive her...she's so embarrassed that she's kind of afraid to come back on.  It's just been super busy and Mama's been using the computer a lot for eBay sales and such.

In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures from Mama's combined birthday party with Grandmama and Mama's sister-in-law.

Mama decided that I should be the one to go with her to the party since she and I share the same birth date.  Of course, for me, it's basically a formality.  I don't ever age and Mama is the one who assigned me my birth date.  I don't mind, though.  It's still wonderful to share something so special with her.  With all of the dolls she's gotten since she got me, sometimes I feel a bit lost in the crowd.  This is the time of year that I always feel special. :)

But goodness, enough of my prattling on.  :}  As usual, the party was held at Mimi's house.  Mama actually got to go over early and spend time with just Mimi, Grandmama, and Grandpapa while Papa got the three human girls ready.  He also brought me, which would explain why I had no shoes or hair accessories for the party.  Papa means well, he really does, but he just does not pay attention to detail like Mama does, at least when it comes to us dolls. ;)

Mimi made some of her delicious cake pops for the party.  She had planned to make s'mores cake pops with Mama's family's Yummy Chocolate Frosting recipe, but unfortunately, the marshmallows didn't melt the way they were supposed to.  They were a big gooey mess.  It didn't take Mimi long to decide to just make chocolate cake pops with some graham crackers on the side. ;)  She took the leftover marshmallow mixture, added some crushed up graham crackers, and drizzled them with frosting.  They were pretty long as you didn't plan on talking for the next few minutes after eating them. ;)  Imagine eating a spoonful of peanut butter and multiply that by 10. :}

Here I am, guarding the two desserts faithfully. :)

The cake pops...

...and the as yet unnamed amazing gooey deliciousness. ;) 

It took a while for everyone to get there.  I thought about going outside, but Mama said it was too hot.

Oh well...perhaps next time. :) 

I decided to check out the gift table.  Of course, there were no gifts for me, since it wasn't my party.  Mama said I would get my gift on my actual birthday. :) 

While I was at the gift table, I got to sample the snacks.  There were regular party mints and then these amazing chocolate covered party mints.  Yum! :) 

Someone should have come up with this idea a long time ago! :D 

For dinner, we did a family party tradition:  a build-you-own pizza and salad bar.  All of the toppings are out on the counter.  You start with some pizza dough, add your favorite sauce and toppings, and put it in the oven.  Then, while the pizza bakes, you make yourself a salad and eat that.  By the time the salad is done, the pizza is ready! :D

I didn't get a picture of the pizza I shared with Mama, but here are some of the other pizzas.  Oh, and sorry about the random flower in the picture, but one of Mama's family members' names was written on the parchment paper and was too dark to blur out. :}

Mama, Grandmama, and Mama's SIL got some very nice gifts.  This was the gift Mama got that I was most interested in:  two lovely party dresses, some shoes, and a choker from the Springfield collection at Michael's! :D  Unfortunately, I tried them on, and both were too small for me.  Perhaps I shouldn't have indulged in all of those party snacks...I don't even remember how many chocolate covered mints I had! :{ 

After presents, it was time for cake pops.  Since the damage was already done, I figured I might as well enjoy myself and have one! ;)


Oops...I believe I need a napkin! ;)

All in all, it was a lovely night.  I was so glad that Mama invited me to join her.  And the best part is that I still have my actual birthday to look forward to.  I wonder what Mama got for me? 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Emma's Editorials: Wow!!!!  I can't believe we've reached 70 followers!! I know Tess and Maggie would join me in saying thank you. :)

Oh, and hi, by the way.  Remember me?  It's been a while since I've had a chance to post. :}  I was actually coming on here to let all of you know that I've got a post I'm working on.  It should hopefully be up by later this week.

Of course, then I saw that we had 70 followers and got completely distracted!! :D

Anyway, don't give up on posts will be up soon...we promise. :)

Until then!