Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter 2009: Great Chocolate Cake, Food & Fun

One of my greatest memories of Easter is how my paternal grandparents, I mean bunny, would hide 2 baskets for each of us in her house. I always knew that when I had kids, I would continue that tradition as it was so exciting for my sister and I to try to figure out where the baskets could be AND what would be in them. Here is what my children found (behind chairs, under tables and the bubbles on their place setting in the dining room) this year and we had so much fun watching them hunt.

Aren't my first attempt at royal icing cookies cute?

After looking at all of the treasures, we went and got dressed. The kids wanted us to try to dress alike so yellow shirts and jeans for the boys and pinks for the girls.

Finally, Isabel and I made a chocolate cake the day before and were quite proud of it, too bad the lighting was not better.

Love food? Come to my food blog, Savor The Thyme . By the way, I am entering this cake into the Easter Cake Bake 2009 at A Slice of Cherry Pie.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Countdown to her Birthday - Richard Scarry style

Isabel has been so excited about reaching this milestone (5 years old!) that she was asking me numerous times a day 'how many days mommy?' and 'Is that a long time?'. So, I decided we needed to make a calendar to assist in visualization and to give her something to be excited about everyday we got closer. Don't you love the Richard Scarry characters?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A necessity

I need this. I do, I can feel it in my bones. I am going to dream about it. Which color? both! that is what I was thinking.