Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pupcakes for Natalie and Pictures from Her Bday

I think I have mentioned it several times before, but Natalie LOVES dogs. It was her first word, and when she sees one, even when they are very far away, she squeals, "DOGGIE!" I wanted to do a little something special for her birthday, but nothing big because that stresses me out. So I found these doggie cupcakes and tried to recreate them...if you saw how they are supposed to look (HERE) you would realize that mine are quite comical. But I'm okay with that. I am actually very happy with how they turned out. So here they are:

The Westie


The Bulldog

The Beagle

The Schnauzer


A few pictures of Natalie opening her presents...

She loved the play food we got her, but she also REALLY just wanted to sit on it.


When I handed her the new baby doll she seriously shoved it back at me. But she loves pushing baby in the stroller.


New jammies from Grandma Becca that will fit her when she is 6. (Mom you know I love them.)



It was our turn to babysit for date night so we turned it into Natalie's party and devoured doggie cupcakes and ice cream.


The four-fingered-can't-miss-a-crumb shove in the mouth.
Could I have another one?

Here's a video of us singing to her.

15 comments:

Kami said...

I am pretty much freaking out right now... so did you actually make those cupcakes on your own? If so, my hat goes off to you. I am totally and completely amazed and your abilities. VERY impressive Jess. I am just speechless, really I am. Whoa!

Adam and Meggin said...

Amen to what Kami said! I am amazed at your cake decorating skills. Teach me please!

Stephanie Grant said...

My Little girl Lily just turned one on August 15th. i bet Natalie and Lily would get along really well. Lily loves dogs and pushing her stroller with her baby to. you did such a cool job on your cupcakes. Do you have the recipe or a link I really want to copy you. Lily and Emma would love it. You are such a good mom.

taylor and laney said...

i have never been more impressed with you than right now with those cupcakes. i can't believe you let the kids eat them. i would have had them plastified (you know like what they do to the bodies is that museum body exhibit)

Meg said...

You are AMAZING!!! How on earth did you do that?!

Camp Chris said...

WOW!!! Who knew!! Those were adorable...and I am SO IMPRESSED!!! Can I hire you? You're making it pretty hard to measure up!! Guess I'm really glad I have boys....less "cute" pressure!!

Lynnsey said...

Love the cupcakes! Good times having a 1 year old around the house..I didn't realize Natalie and Eli were so close in age. He just turned 1 on the 9th.

kiki comin said...

now i know why the boys were so happy leaving your house the other night! they had a party and didn't even say..no wonder they love your house. and those are seriously cute cupcakes...it takes real talent, i'm tellin' ya!

Kent and Leisy said...

freaking amazing dogcakes! Did they take FOREVER?! and the frosting colors are dead on. You amaze me.

Holli said...

that is so cute!! i love the pupcakes!! very creative!! thanks for the advice on the sleep!

Angie said...

Whoa. Whoa. I'm really kicking over those Pupcakes. You are amazing! Those little whisps of curly hair on the side of Natalie's head make me wanna give her a zerber or something! Happy birthday little Natalie! (that was yesterday though, sorry, we've had lots of sick kids this weekend...ugh.

Leisel said...

Wow - very very impressive! They look so fun to eat! You are very talented and can replicate amazingly :)

Anonymous said...

What were the tongues made out of? Cute.

Kyle and Janel said...

Happy late birthday Natalie. Crazy it has already been a year! You are amazing Jess, those cupcakes, wow!

megandjon said...

this posting has so many comments already, but i also want to say that those cupcakes are awesome, natalie is adorable, and you are a great mom!