When I last left you, I mentioned that Ryan and I were going to take Happy to obedience school later in the day.
Mmmm yeah, that didn’t happen.
Instead, Ryan ended up taking her to the dog park while I studied for my biostats test (so glad that baby is all turned in!) When they got back from the dog park, Happy came bounding through the door as a stinky furball of nastiness! And because we were short on time, (I mean helloooo, we are very important people and have places to be on Sunday nights, duh) we ended up cuttin’ class and giving the Happinator a bath instead. I know, we’re so scandalous. Obviously looks (and smells) come before education in this household. (Oh and in case you missed the sarcasm, I was totally kidding about the VIP comment… we didn’t even have Super Bowl plans until I met up with Caitlin two days prior).
Yeah, in your dreams, pupsqueak.
Mmmkay great. Moving on!
Once Happy was all dried off and dolled up in her football outfit (aka, her Halloween costume) we headed over to Caitlin’s for her Super Bowl party!
This was my first time meeting some of the other Charlotte bloggers, and it was such a great time! Caitlin even opened up the party to all of our pups (Maggie, James, Rascal, Clyde, Billy Jean and Happy) so there was a psuedo-puppy bowl going on, too! All in all there were 20 people, 1 baby, 6 dogs and a wide array of delicious, lick-your-fingers-clean-good food.
Seeing as all of the girls in attendance are healthy living/food bloggers, the spread of food was top-notch (read: creative, healthy and delicious!) I’m pretty sure that most, if not all, of the food was vegetarian (and dare I say, Ryan, “Mr. It’sNotAMealUnlessThere’sMEATOnMyPlate” enjoyed it, too!)
The spread consisted of socca, a lotta dips (artichoke (!!), black bean corn salsa, nut pate), hummus, pita chips and veggies for dippin, potato sliders, veggie chili, raw dough balls, puppychow and the best dang peanutbutter coconut bars my tastebuds have ever tasted. (Seriously, check the recipe out on Kelly’s blog—vegan and made outta chickpeas!)
See for yourself…
Sadly I didn’t get a picture of Brittney’s deeelicious vegetarian chili, so I’m stealing one from her blog to share
Michelle and Lori’s socca dish!
Veggies galore for dippin’
Roasted Red Pepper dip
The girls piled into the back room and squeezed around a glass table to enjoy all of the delicious grub. The table was pretty low to the ground, so we had to fend off some of the feisty pups (cough, cough…Happy!!!!)
I gotta say, this was the first time Happy has been exposed to a situation where she can grab food, and man oh man, did she take advantage! At home, we never (ever!) feed her from the table or give her people food, so having all of us girls eating at “her level” was a whole new experience for her! With all of her stalking, she was actually able to nab a PB Coconut Bar off of Kelly’s plate… talk about pure bliss for that little pup. And after her little bite of heaven, Happy was circling the table like a shark!
While the boys did this…
And the puppies did this…
(Billy Jean and Happy had a wrestling match that lasted a good, ohhh, 20 minutes.)
…The girls enjoyed a plethora of arts and crafts in the backroom! The amazing Nicole brought over a huge assortment of lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day decorations so that we could work our artistic magic (or lack thereof, ha!) and create V-Day cards for the upcoming holiday.
My final product:
Eventually the pups wanted to join…
(Surprise surprise, Princess HappyTales granted us with her presence)
Fat chance, little one. You’ve been marked.
Brittney and Michelle
Once our cards were made, we did a little switch-a-roo and made the boys guess who made each card. (Surprisingly, they happily obliged, even with the minutes ticking away on the clock!)
And of course, my masterpiece is now currently up on the fridge… (HA! We’ll see how long it lasts up there…)
All in all it was SUCH a fun night!! Probably the best Super Bowl party I’ve been to! Although, I am sad that I missed all of the commercials (us girls were too busy craftin’ away and terrorizing playing with the pups)!
For those of you who watched, are there any commercials worth looking up on YouTube?