Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!


Mom shopped online a whole bunch last week. Now, packages keep coming to our house. Each one is a surprise. Mom says, “Yay!” and “I wonder what this is!” and “Stop barking at the UPS guy. He is our friend.”

One of the surprises was not even something Mom ordered. It was a gift from my bloggie- friend, Mollie. Her awesome Mom made me a bandana with cupcakes on it to match my name. I think I am very cute in it. Thanks, Mollie!

Sometimes surprise ideas pop into Mom’s head. She gets ideas from people-watching, kids talking, names, signs, games, shopping, the newspaper, driving, the park, the neighborhood, the laundromat, the garage, ….everywhere!  She gets ideas from spider webs, eyeglasses, the broom, flowers, baseballs, the ice cream man, ….everything!

Once, she thought she was fresh out of ideas, but then – SURPRISE- something on the news made her think of an idea. She googled it, got more ideas, thought about it in her head and got MORE ideas, and now she’s writing it into her computer and getting even more ideas. Surprise! She wasn’t out of ideas after all.

One more surprise Mom found on my blog was that I FINALLY have 100 followers.  101, actually.  After blogging for so long we thought we never get to 100, so yay and thank you to everyone who clicked the follow button! I wanted to celebrate with 101 treats, but that was a no-go.

What kind of a celebration is this??

Comments on: "Surprises" (42)

  1. Mollie’s bandanas are great, Doggy has one too, really cute.
    Congrats on the 101 followers.

  2. Your bandanna is very cute – and I think 101 treats may be a little over the top, but surely you can have more than 1? x

  3. My mom said YAY!!! too (think all moms are in a parcel-mania), you look gorgeous with your bandana!!! btw: what’s with this one leftover – is it for me?

  4. So pleased you liked it Cupcake..and big congratulations on 101 is that Dalmations…bol Have a great Saturday and enjoy your treat… xx00xx

  5. Chani @ pearls,lace and pancakes said:

    Aww Cupcake, those last two pictures of you are sooo cute! (Well, they all are!) Don’t we all wish we could have that many treats?! Xxx

  6. Aw, adorable pictures. Love the last two. 🙂

  7. Great post, Cupcake — love your bandanna. I love surprises, too, as long as they’re the GOOD kind. And I guess one treat is better than no treats…

  8. How cute you look in your bandana 🙂

  9. That’s a very cool bandana but oh, poor cupcake, only one treat after getting 101 followers – that just doesn’t seem fair! I liked your idea much better 🙂

  10. Congratulations Cupcake to you AND your Mom for breaking that first 100 followers…here’s to many more!!

    Donna L Martin

  11. Congrats on 101 followers, Cupcake! Personally, I am very surprised that you don’t already have 1000! 🙂 I LOVE your cupcake bandana -it is very stylish and also cute! And one treat is better than none treats 🙂

  12. What a fun bandana! Congratulations on your 101 followers!

  13. CONGRATULATIONS on getting to 100 followers!!!! Love the pictures of you with your gift. How wonderful!!! 🙂 The collies say its time to demonstrate for more treats!!! hehehe….

  14. Oh Dog! Congratulations! But really….. just ONE cookie?

  15. Hi Cupcake! *waves*. You look very cool in your bandana, congrats on your 101 milestone.

  16. Oh girl, that’s to bad, I thought you ate 100 treats and left one for your mom, but anyway, 100 followers is great and there’ll be more, I’m sure, who doesn’t want to follow the most lovely dog, with the most lovely dresses in the world 🙂

  17. HAHAHAHA OH how teasing to see all them treats in front of you! Congratulations Cupcake – only just realised Im not following! How is this possible! 102 now 😀 Sneak another treat cupcake, go’orrrn 😀 xx

  18. Love it! Cute pics!

  19. Cupcake is a sweety!

  20. Congrats on all the followers! You look great in your new bandana!
    Bella and DiDi

  21. […] VERY predictably, I napped all the way home. Surprise road trip… […]

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