And my dad loved the Blurb book I made him of our Italy trip in 2004. He didn't cry, like I hoped he would have but that's ok. I know that he loved it. I didn't feel like wearing my contacts and I thought it would be fun to see how much me and my sister really look alike. The answer: lots. Chris and Diana played a game of Sorry. In this picture, Chris is talking smack, saying he has never lost a game of Sorry. 15 minutes later, he lost. To a 5.5 year old. Then we sang and ate cake. And guess what? The cake tasted good! Hooray for me! Happy Birthday dad! Love ya!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Happy Birthday (party) Dad!
We waited a few days to gather as a family and celebrate my dad's birthday. I made a cake for the occasion. That was a comedy of errors. I consulted my new cookbook for a chocolate cake recipe and got to work. I was nervous about making a cake from scratch and even thought about buying a boxed cake mix just in case I screwed up. I put on my husband's Mickey Mouse apron and got to work. I checked in on the cake and it was bubbling. Liquid was bubbling. That just didn't seem right and it wasn't. When I removed the cake, it was awful looking. I failed big time. And since I chose to believe in my abilities, I didn't buy boxed cake mix and therefore, was stuck. I decided to go ahead and try it again. After I had already cleaned every dish, bowl and utensil. SUCK. But I'm happy to report that the cake came out fine the second time.
Lovingly posted by Michelle MGD at 6:23 PM