Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my dear, sweet, golf-loving son Paul!

You are such an important part of our family!  I love your easy-going soul and your hysterical sense of humor!  You are so very loved!  Have a wonderful birthday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mrs. Peters' Birthday Cake!

Our electronics-free-zone is actually going quite well.  Patrick says he's still "screaming in his mind," but it is SO GREAT to see all the kids engaging in activities like reading for hours on end,

playing Colorku (the whole family loves this mind-bender), playing outside and playing the trumpet. 

The word trumpet reminds me the house is a whole lot louder these days--not just from the trumpet, but all the extra activity and my kids have been totally into The Cup Song (and in case you don't know what that is, then I am sorry to inform you that you are living under a rock.)  Let's just say it is LOUD and annoying--youtube it.  Overall, the noise is worth the positive payoff.

Last night we finally made Mrs. Peter's Birthday Cake--from one of our favorite storybooks. 

The cake is SUPER yummy, especially with homemade whipped cream. 

The recipe comes from the author, Maryann Hoberman.  "It's thick to beat and quick to bake--It's fine to eat and fun to make--It's Mrs. Peters' birthday cake!"