Tuesday, October 12, 2010


When I left the girls' room at bedtime, Beemer was wearing her pjs, was tucked in, and was sleeping with her macaw and monkey. When I checked on her when I went to bed, I found this:

Whatever it takes.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Joy of Cake

Beemer really wanted to make Ahenobarbus' birthday cake this year.

So, she did.

I stayed close in case she needed me (and poured the hot liquid), but she did all of the measuring and mixing.

The cake was delicious. Great job Beemer!
Happy Birthday Ahenobarbus!

There was one funny note - you put the frosting on this cake when it is still warm. Beemer didn't realize the difference and so, once the frosting was on, she went right ahead and put the candles on too. I came back a few minutes later to find all of the candles tipping over because the bottom half had melted into the cake. You can see the short stubby candles in the picture above. They worked great for AT to blow out and we didn't notice much wax in the cake.