Monday, March 1, 2010


Kaisey to doctor's for croup= steroid shot + cough medicine
Kaleb to Instacare for suspected strep= virus + cough medicine
Kaisey to Instacare lethargic= double ear infections + anti-biotic
Trent to Instacare= cough medicine + anti-biotic
Kali to Instacare fever= urinary infection + anti-biotic
Kali BACK to Instacare 2 days later with higher fever= pneumonia + another anti-biotic

So here's where my fun begins.
See how cute that giant cupcake is? Yeah. It was hell. So I follow the simple easy directions for the Big Top Cupcake. Simple my ______. I followed the directions. Regular cake mix, spray cleaned liners with non-stick coating, bake for 35 min til toothpick comes out clean from each piece, wait 15 minutes til cooled and then gently remove. Nope. Gently removed and the thing fell apart. we'll try it again. Regular cake mix...blah blah blah, spray with non-stick coating AND I flour as well.

I then jump in the shower, because I've got to get ready for church. Trent calls and tells me he's gonna drop off Kali (from the Instacare) so he can run and get her some medicine since she's NOW got pneumonia as well as the urinary infection.

Voila! Big Top Cupcake works this time.....only as I'm taking the top out I accidentally drop it in the sink...and it falls apart. Here's where Trent drops Kali off and I'm furious, as well as worried about my little girl. I've GOTTA leave to get to I'm just gonna leave the kids with Abbi for about 15 minutes til Trent gets home.....and then Kali pukes all over the floor. As start to clean that up (in my church clothes) Kaleb informs me that the dog has puked as well. This is where I start to get REALLY frustrated.

Head to church find a sub (THANK YOU Brother Fugal) and try not to bawl like a baby.

Get home in time to clean up MORE puke, and start another giant cupcake. Regular cake mix blah blah blah! Phew! Last time is a charm. I've got SO much cake I can make Cakepops for days! Be ready neighbors....because if they stay here my diet is toast!

My SWEET Abbi took care of bathing Kaisey, getting her dressed, and even doing her hair.

Par-tay time!
After EVERY present Kaisey would say "OPY" (open). So each present would be carefully taken out of the package and loved before we could move on.

Then came the giant _____(insert choice words here) cupcake. Blowing out the candles.......
.....and then she bit into before we could stop her!
Happy Birthday to my sweetie pie! Here's to better health!


Kim McCann said...

Oh my...I'm so sorry for the drama! She is so dang cute though! I can't believe she's 2! She is right between Hayden and Sophey (he'll be 3 in a few days). I'd be happy to take some cake pops off your hands...and I'd be even happier if you taught me how to make them! :)

The Grant Family said...

The ______ cupcake is very cute! Here's to perserverance! Hope you guys are feeling better very soon and that puke doesn't hit your floor again anytime soon ;-)

Wendy said...

To deal with all that AND continue to try and make the giant cupcake...well, you're just a way better person than me. I would have given up after the first ruined one and swore and whoever wanted it in the first place.
Here's to hoping you have better health in the near future and that cupcake is adorable!

Forbes Clan of Five said...

Amy you poor thing. I just got over the two babies in the hospital with RSV. I feel for ya girl. Hang in there.

Mills Family said...

Holy crap you are amazing I don't know how you do it sometimes, and that cupcake is fantastic and huge good job on 3rd time is a charm I would have given up after the first time. Anyways I hope your whole fam gets feeling better.

Kristie said...

All that and you still managed to bring Alyssa a b-day present at church! You are super woman! Love the giant cupcake. My kids have been begging me to buy the pan, but maybe I will just have to borrow yours! ;)

Kayleen said...

wow! you are talented! can you tell me how to make such a giant cupcake? My daughter's birthday is coming up. . .maybe I'll try it. Happy b-lated birthday to Kaisey!