It’s my motto in life! 95% of the time, I arrive at parties, get-togethers, dinners, etc. with a cupcake carrier in hand full of sugary butter love. I usually have a few extra cupcakes after a marathon baking weekend or maybe if someone just needs a half dozen. Wisdom and Earth Fare always get a fair share of them, but it always is nice to surprise others too!
Michelle and Alex Baldwin just welcomed their little girl Lila into this world. She’s as precious as she can be and cute as a button. If you remember, I was sure to get this baby girl hooked on cupcakes from a very early stage… in utero of course. I figured this is really the best selling technique and my most efficient way to ensure customers for decades.
Before Sweet Lila was here… I had made little “L”s for another upcoming cupcake project and decided to make a dozen extra. I had made a comment to Tyler, while creating them…
Me: “Wouldn’t it be cool if Alex and Michelle named their girl with an L name?”
Tyler: ”Yea it would, but it’s not going to happen”
Me: ”Well, I’m going to go ahead and make extras in case”
Days later, we receive a little text from Mama Michelle…
“Lila Alexander Baldwin, born April 5 2012” with a picture of the most beautiful baby girl you’ve ever seen.
Her name was Lila and we were already in love.
“L”s and cupcakes ready for the Baldwin family and our first visit with Lila.
Now of course that Little “L” may have been a coincidence, but I believe and like to think that we all have a level of intuition and sometimes we need to just be quiet and listen…
That weekend was a big baby weekend for us! We also spent several hours with Penny and Bryson in WakeMed Hospital. Poor Bryson has been having troubles with colds, pneumonia, coughing, wheezing… you name it… he’s struggling. His little lungs are trying to catch-up with his daily activities; crawling, trying to walk, laughing, crying, playing, but aren’t strong enough to keep up with him. He usually has several breathing treatments a day, but a few weekends ago was one of his worst.
Penny took Bryson to the ER on Friday evening because his wheezing had hit an all-time peak of scariness. WakeMed admitted him and they spent the next 24 hours in the hospital, so they could watch him overnight. I think Penny was at her wits end and really didn’t know how to make him feel better and since she’s a nurse, she probably felt safest at the hospital. Tyler and I took shifts spending time with her to make sure she had the most support possible.
On Saturday morning, I woke up super early to bake several dozen cupcakes then called her to see what I could bring to the hospital on my way.
Poor girl needed clothing, a toothbrush, and undies! I packed a little care bag with lots of goodies and put together a little plate of cupcakes…
Definitely would brighten my day! Luckily enough, Bryson came home that evening after his lungs cleared a bit and his poor little nose was suctioned. Breaks your heart when the little guys are so sick. They smile through anything! I’ll never forget that big Dean smile Bryson gave me as I walked into the hospital room. Just precious. Melts your heart.
I hear some more cupcakes are in my future this weekend! Extras anyone?