Sunday, August 23, 2009

Open unhovel

Dan and I opened the unhovel to our friends last weekend...and the occasion called for cupcakes!

Party prep
Getting ready

I made peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate ganache, apple cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting, vanilla bean coconut cupcakes, and flourless Mexican chocolate cupcakes...with my sister's help, thankfully! She had just returned from Africa a few days before, and I put her to work peeling and grating a huge pile of apples (from our box), among other things...thanks Katie!

Peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate ganache
Peanut butter tower

Vanilla bean coconut cupcakes
Vanilla bean coconut

Cookie and cupcakes
Cookie Monster & cuppies

We had a great turnout, and cupcakes were eaten. The chickies were a big hit, and Arrow got some attention too. The kiddos followed her around, and a couple of them even went into her crate! It is toddler-sized, I suppose. I didn't take any photos, but my sister took a few for me, yay! Darcy kept calling Arrow "Harold," tee hee hee...

Darcy & Arrow (aka Harold)
Darcy & Arrow (aka Harold)

Stefan & Arrow
Stefan & Arrow

Our friends brought many pretty flowers.

Flowers at the unhovel
Summer color

We also had ice cream.

Reaching into the freezer for Mitchell's!

And I got to hold baby Nate! It was a good day. Thanks to all our friends for making it so much fun! We are very happy to be back in the city.


jenny said...

the cupcakes were soooooo scrumptious! i can't believe i ate so many! i like the picture of cookie monster and of darcy and "harold". :) and it was quite exciting to hold the little chickies. congratulations on the un-hovel!

Anonymous said...

yay! i'm glad you all had a nice party! hooray!

hello arrow dog!

snoopyjoanne said...

what a great party! we had a wonderful time :)