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it should be noted that i spent all night (yes, all night) attempting to make cookie monster cupcakes.

why, you ask?

as an i'll-see-you-in-three-months gift for little zoobie (my nineteen-month-old friend that i look after a few afternoons each week). she loves cuppycakes which shall here-to-for be called "happy-ahs" (derived from happy birthday, of course) and on top of that she is nuts for all the sesame street characters. most especially: elmo, abby, big bird (bia), and cookie (which she pronounces by simply grunting).

so yes, this one little happy-ah took me all night. hopefully, i'll get a few more turned out. but the others are downright terrifying. can you blame me? remember, i'm not particularly adept with frosting.

note: if you're confused as to why i won't see zoobie for three months it's because i'm off for some fresh-air in utah!


Chelsey said...

That is so cute!! Where did you get that idea? And yay for Utah! :D

Sara said...

That is the best thing I have EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.

One might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm pretty sure I'm not.

Cookie Monster holds a special place in my heart.

And so do cupcakes.

brown eyed girl said...

I love this!

Last fall, my roommates and I made four exquisite cupcakes with the faces of four of our close guy friends on them and it was so fun trying to make sure they all were recognizable.

Also, the Landon Pigg video I just posted made me think of you. Just thought you should know :)

Anonymous said...

how sweet of you! :)
love this!

Claire Kiefer said...

That is ONE CUTE CUPCAKE! Also--Utah for three months? Sounds kind of amazing!

Gabby said...

I'm super impressed lady! I'm sure she will love it!

Anonymous said...

you write as if you are unpacking a suitcase of thoughts. i don't know if that makes sense, but i love it. :)

if you ever get the chance, could you make a list of your recommended reads?

christine said...

This is sooooo cute! I wish all nannies were as much fun!

Nikki and Collin said...

so cute! I want to try that!

Emily said...

You did an INCREDIBLE job! Looks just like him! She'll love it!

ALFIE said...

this is adorable!

and being one that is also fairly challenged in the frosting department---i take my hat off to you! this little number looks fab!

thobeka said...

haha love it!

MeganRose said...

It is perfect! You are such a sweet girl.

Meg Fee said...

dear anonymous, it makes perfect sense and is unbelievably flattering--thank you, so much.

as for books...

anything by pat conroy (esp. beach music and lords of discipline)

extremely loud and incredibly close

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

light on snow

i just read the girl with the dragon tatoo and found it very entertaining

and also really enjoyed water for elephants

and right now i'm reading (for the second time) dancing on thorns. it's about ballet dancers and i love the little world created in it and while its not winning any pulitizers, i really like it.

next up for me is the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay, which did win the pulitzer and my friend suggested

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Ariel said...

that story is beyond precious! and your cupcake looks great. i just finished kavalier and clay for the second time, its one of my favorite books of all time.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for replying with your recommendations! i am very happy i came across your blog (a la naomi).

i read your words. then read them again, twice, thrice - they resonated with me and made me rethink how i feel about my own ned. it was weird.. i felt such a kinship with your writing - uncomfortable, painful, and yet - incredibly raw and important. so thank YOU.

i usually never comment on blogs, but i think you should be told that you are a beautiful person, and wish for a happy balance for your future. you do deserve it. :)

ahhh i'm being verbose!,

Anna said...

You are so good. What a cute cupcake!