The weather has been so summer-like lately! We’ve been enjoying bike rides, hikes, and eating on the deck. I have to admit I’ve also been enjoying just sending the kids out to play while I stay inside and catch up on housework or read a book. The kids sleep so incredibly well after a day in the sun. We’ve returned briefly to frigid temperatures this week and it might be the worst thing ever.
With the warm weather and the retreat of my morning sickness, we’ve been going through so much fruit! I even made a special trip to one of the “good” grocery stores in town to pick up a pineapple and cantaloupe this week and you’d better bet it was worth it. I’m also still hoarding Halos, have started putting strawberries and organic blueberries (only fifty cents more than non-organic!) in my yogurt, and I’m back on the avocado train! Now I just need to replenish my supply of about ten ripe avocados at any given time and we’ll be good. This is a weeks long process, folks.
Casper had a birthday last week! We had a pigeon themed party and he received Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gifts. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, but he had the most fun ever. He kept saying, “It’s my birthday, and I’m deciding all the things!” I love that kid. And he drives me crazy. I made this cake with this frosting and it was ah-mazing. I didn’t put chocolate chips in the frosting on the outside and I colored it to look like a pigeon. I used real food dye against my greatest convictions, but isn’t it preeeeetty?? Strummer turned into an all out monster every day we ate that cake and I feel like a hippie psycho blaming the food dyes, but I’m pretty sure that’s what it was. The cake itself was more like a brownie, and I kind of wish I had let it sit out at room temperature a little longer to soften up before serving. It was pretty firm, but like I said, delicious. If you’re wondering what the beak is, it’s a single cupcake cut in half and frosted on all sides, which as it turns out, is almost impossible to do. If you’re wondering if I’m available to decorate a cake for you or your child’s birthday, the answer is no, I’m obviously terrible at it. Also I had to buy a whole package of (generic) Oreos just to make the eye (also greatly against my convictions). But we’re still alive….