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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday David

We celebrated David's 5th Birthday tonight!

This morning I wanted to make the chocolate beet cake in the GSG 12 steps. I figured if it was a success we would have cake tonight. If it was a flop I would still have till tomorrow to think of plan B. The cake was easy. ((I made a cake from scratch!!)) ((And it had vegetables in it --beet and applesauce!)) I had trouble with the frosting. I tried 3 batches, 3 different ways. Then I tried coconut whip cream . All my natural toppings were a flop. The beet cake had sucanat (organic cane juice) in it. I don't want you thinking I came up with something alternative.
I got vanilla ice cream and whip cream for the boys (to substitute for no frosting). I made popcorn on the stove top, too.

I also made up some limeaide. Most of the boys reached for seconds for the cake and did not question what was in it. All in all a fairly healthy birthday!


fitncrafty said...

Happy birthday David! Glad that we got to celebrate with you when you were here!
Your cake looked yummy!

Becky R said...

How cute! Happy Birthday! -Becky

Red said...

I have hot air popcorn 3-5 times a week. We do add some butter and salt, but I have to treat myself.

My hot air popper is well over 10 years old and that little thing takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

No more microwave popcorn for us.

Tam said...

Looks like a fun party! I it doesn't look like the boys feel bad about not having "regular" cake! What a super mom you are!

Christy ~ Munch75 said...

Happy Birthday David!

Hot air popcorn, I didn't know that was still around! :) I remember having it as a kid as a special treat.

Permission to Mother said...

Tam you said it, "It doesn't look like the boys feel bad about not having "regular" cake!"

...or not having Chuckie Cheese, a housefull of friends, and big party gimmicks. I feel such "pressure" like that's what is expected at a birthday and I can't do it. (Sometimes we have a few friends but not the rest of the crap.)

I make popcorn on the stove with some oil. I don't have a working air popper.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Tam said...

Oh hey I hear you about the big party expectation. I have never bought into that! We find we have a great time as a family, with fun healthy treats and enjoying one anothers company. And once in a while some close friends or extended family if they are near by!

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