While I Wait, Day Nine

If there’s one thing that’s going to happen when this baby decides to make an appearance it’s this: it’ll either come out looking like a cupcake, or at the very least, crying for one. See, thanks to Simply Sweet Cupcakes, I’ve been sampling creative cupcake recipes for the duration of my pregnancy. (Confession: few weeks have gone by where I’ve gone cupcake-free.)

Which is why I was so thrilled with the surprise visit from the simply sweet Andrea this past weekend. She knew I’d been suffering from cupcake withdrawl since I finished work at the office and was quick to satisfy my addiction, ahem, craving, with a personal delivery.

And speaking of good eats, that very same day, my dear friend and neighbour, Rojean, dropped off the most delicious dinner of mango chicken, cob corn and rice. This wise woman knows that the best way to help out a family during the crazy times is with a delicious home-cooked meal. I mean seriously, does it get any better than this?

To top it off, my mum is staying with us for a few days to pitch in with things until the smallest Haurilak arrives – and for this, the husband and I are both thankful. She’s the type of mum who pretty much dives in with both feet – helping with laundry, cooking and 4yo T. I really don’t know what we’d do without her.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. And my family and friends… well, they know just how to keep this (very) pregnant girl smiling.

Channel Your Inner Spidey

A wise woman once said, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”

I couldn’t agree more.

You know, there’s something to be said for looking inward and taking happiness and fulfilment into your own hands. For me, it’s my photography; for my lovely friend Andrea at Simply Sweet Cupcakes, it’s creating custom-designed, tiny, baked treats.

For the past few months I’ve been lucky enough to taste-test a new recipe each week. One week it’s chocolate salted caramel, then it’s chocolate chip cannoli, then it’s lemon coconut, then it’s chocolate with strawberry buttercream… Is your mouth watering yet?

So, looking to surprise my little man on his 4th birthday (ack! how is that possible?) I knew exactly where to turn. First off, I knew Andrea would put her magical touch on a design sure to impress; and, I gotta admit that I simply don’t have time to make them myself.

Check out these web-spinning spiderman treats:

She even made a bite-sized version for the parentals. (Who is she kidding?! Gimme a BIG one!):

I think spidey himself would be impressed. Don’t you?