Today is the 7th birthday of my fur-child, Lola! It pains me almost to spit the number 7 out of my mouth in that same sentence. Hard to believe she has been a part of my life for 7 years now. After I had finished my first semester of college & was home for Christmas break, I walked in that pet store, held that little handful of cuteness & never put her down. I was in love.
I wasn’t loving my first semester away at college–Lola was just what I needed. She is my baby & therefore, I treat her as such!
So of course, I would bake her special treats for her special day…
Everyone deserves a birthday cupcake!
These were all natural & super easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped carrots, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 cups whole wheat flour, 2 cups rolled oats, & 2 teaspoons cinnamon. (Icing: 8oz. light cream cheese & 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
So much fun with this child!
Onto marathon news: I began packing today! This morning when I walked over to my closet to begin getting together outfits, for some reason it hit me like a ton of bricks—ONE week from today I will be running/have ran the New York City marathon. I burst into tears right then & there. Too much excitement! I was laughing at myself while big ol’ crocodile tears fell from my eyes, so it was a happy cry. I am so excited! Guess I’m a nervous baker because I made Lola’s birthday cupcakes (24 minis to the recipe), Peanut Butter Treats (also for Lola & her cousins Maddie, Teddy, & Bear) & Shrimp Jambalaya in the crock pot for dinner. I finally resumed packing around 3pm this afternoon & managed, tear-free. Now Lola & I are waiting on Carl to get home to feast on dinner, watch The Walking Dead, & finish up some laundry for the week. We fly out Thursday morning!
*Continue to watch this damn hurricane & hope it doesn’t put a damper on marathon festivities for the weekend!