Tackle It Tuesday – Birthday Week is Over

by Janice

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I am done!

Sunday we had Jackson’s second 6th birthday party. (The first one we had was last Tuesday on his birthday and we took Jackson and five of his friends to laser tag. This one was at the local recreation center and we invited his friends from school and his cousins.)

It was a bit of extra work to do two parties, but it worked quite well to split the groups up. I may do it again – we will see though.

Here are a few pictures from the party.


Yes – those are blue cupcakes with worms on top. I am no Martha Stewart! But They tasted good. And Jackson wanted cupcakes with worms on top. He doesn’t like chocolate cake, so he wanted white/vanilla again. But that would have been exactly the same as what I brought for school on his birthday. So this time I mixed it up a bit and colored the icing blue – his favorite color!

And in true “last minute Janice style” I was up icing cupcakes at 1am the night before the party. LOL

Tonight I wanted to finish finding homes for his new toys, but I think I have broken my foot! I smashed it against the door frame earlier today and I am still in agony. I am hobbling around on my heel because my toes are swollen and throbbing. Not conducive to high speed tackling. So my work around the house will have to be a bit more slower paced tonight and tomorrow. But at least I got the birthday parties finished!

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PS – In case you missed it, we are holding a contest for the best button design for our upcoming Ultimate Blog Party 2008. If any of you are designers and want to tackle a design idea, we would love to see it!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jen January 15, 2008 at 3:37 am

praying for your foot


2 Scrapping Servant January 15, 2008 at 3:48 am

Oye, I skipped a party for my 3 year old this year… Am still trying to find homes for toys from Christmas… and am thinking I am no shoe in for the button design contest even though my tackle is a New Blog Design :o) Not tackling much else 38 weeks preggo.


3 Liza's Eyeview January 15, 2008 at 5:56 am

Oh my son would love those blue cupakes with gummi worms too :)

Great job on tackling the parties :)


4 zoe January 15, 2008 at 5:57 am

Mine is up, I almost forgot to take the before photo AGAIN!


5 Carey January 15, 2008 at 8:32 am

Ouch! Your foot must be hurting pretty bad. I hope you feel better soon and that its not broken.
Cupcakes came out cute, sometimes the simple things are much more appreciated. All the kids see on them anyway is sugar! Hope you have a great day.


6 Jennifer Tiszai January 15, 2008 at 9:22 am

I think the split parties are a great idea. Keeps things from becoming too overwhelming.


7 Jennifer Tiszai January 15, 2008 at 9:24 am

Oh, and I’ve done the exact same thing with my foot! My poor right pinky toe has never looked the same. It’s awful. And I couldn’t wear decent shoes for several weeks.

You have my great sympathy!


8 jennifer January 15, 2008 at 9:48 am

I think those cupcakes look very yummy, my kids would love them too !!


9 Tyra January 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

Looks like everything went off great!


10 Karen (Pediascribe) January 15, 2008 at 10:38 am

Looks like the parties were a hit! I think the cupcakes are COOL!

Hope your foot feels better soon. I dropped a storage container on mine a few months ago and YEOWZERS!


11 shelley at joyful homemaker January 15, 2008 at 10:41 am

Tackling the bedrooms today, getting ready for my daughters birthday party. Hope your foot feels better!

joyful homemaker


12 Leah January 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

working on birthday and Christmas thank you notes and my grocery list and coupons for the week!

hope you feel better sooN!


13 Erin January 15, 2008 at 10:54 am

Yummy cupcakes!
My little ones would eat those up in an instant.


14 carol January 15, 2008 at 10:57 am

Ok, my very first attempt at a Tackle is up. I’m trying to get the master bedroom cleaned up before sunset. Wish me luck!


15 jessicab January 15, 2008 at 10:59 am

Mine is up in all it’s glory. I can already see that this theme is going to be very good for me.


16 Holly January 15, 2008 at 11:01 am

Your page is cut off. Unfortunally I can’t input my link for Tackle It Tuesday. Good Luck to everyone!


17 Holly January 15, 2008 at 11:02 am

Oh but I did post mine! :-) LOL


18 S.B. January 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

Hope your foot gets better!


19 Stephanie January 15, 2008 at 11:06 am

Sounds like you have two successful parties behind you! Congrats!


20 Haley January 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

Looks like Jackson had a great birthday! Awesome pics!!


21 Shawna January 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

My kitchen is getting a makeover – so thats my tackle it Tuesday project


22 alice January 15, 2008 at 11:41 am

I am having problems with your page too. The posts are cut off in the right side margin. I can only see a little bit of the picture on the right and am missing all the words at the end of each line. I hope you can fix it because I’d love to be able to read your entire posts.


23 Char January 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

Mine is up! It looks like you’ve had lots of birthday fun around your house.


24 donetta January 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Oh Honey go get that foot x rayed! The cupcakes are cute. The way they desire is the perfect gift worms and all:)


25 Spice January 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I’m having problems with your page as well. Mine is up though!


26 feefifoto January 15, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Aargh! Birthday parties! My post is about that same subject: http://blog.feefifoto.com/2008/01/tackle-it-tuesd.html

And what’s wrong with blue cupcakes?


27 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls January 15, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Oh no – I hope your foot is ok! And I’m glad that the parties went well – we’ve got Becca’s coming up this weekend too. :)


28 Morning Rose January 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm

My boys recently attended a laser tag birthday party too. Hope your foot feels better soon.

I posted a Tackle It Tuesday for the first time–on laundry and closets. :)


29 Cindy B January 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I have posted my Tackle it Tuesday on my blog… Come visit.


30 Suzanne January 15, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Tackled another job in the home office! Getting ready for tax time…UGH!


31 Sarah January 15, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Your page is not working right for me either. Can’t get into the Lnky box so here is my link.


32 Nichole January 15, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Yah the linky isnt working.. :-(


33 Colleen Palat January 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Looks like a great party. Those cupcakes look fantastic!


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