Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prizes and Cupcakes

Today we went and redeemed Morgan's summer reading log! 

With her list. 

She (we) read over 1,300 pages this summer.  This year was the first time Morgan picked her own prize, which was funny to watch (imagine a mini person saying "Ummmm...Mommy, I want the purple one" while looking through a glass case of prizes.).  We also redeemed her list for Barnes and Noble's summer reading program*, which only required you to read eight books to get a free book (piece of cake)!  

Speaking of cake, a GiGi's Cupcakes just opened in our area!  I'd heard about this place from my sister-in-law, but never got a chance to check it out -- which is why I was thrilled when I learned that one was coming our way! Yesterday was the grand opening, and I heard the lines were out the door all day. I wasn't trying to stand outside with an impatient toddler. So I crossed my fingers and went today (during hours when most people were at work), and we were just behind a few people. And I'm sort of glad we went because GiGi herself visited the store today (though we only caught a glimpse of her -- she was working hard just like everyone else in the store).

I haven't had my cupcake yet.  Could you eat a cupcake when your two-year-old digs into this?

No, you save your cupcake for later and try your best to keep her from getting icing everywhere.  Luckily we both made it out of there clean.  We grabbed some cupcakes for Morgan's teachers since tomorrow is her last day in her current class.  Can't go wrong with huge cupcakes!

I haven't had dinner tonight, so I guess I'll have the Italian Cream Wedding Cake instead. :)  Bedtime went off without a hitch for us tonight since it's Thursday night.  I didn't have to hear "Noooo!  Mommy, I want to play" and I didn't have to catch a very fast two-year-old as she runs through the house.  Thursday nights are easy because all I have to do is remind Morgan that she has WaterPlay at school tomorrow.  She loves Fridays at school because she gets to wear her swimsuit and play in the sprinklers. Mommy LOVES Thursday nights!

Have a good weekend guys!

* You still have time to earn a free book at Barnes and Noble -- it doesn't end until September!  Go here to download the reading log, read eight books (or record some books you've already read this summer), and then take it to your local B&N. :-)

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