Happy Birthday, dear Mo---mmy!! Happy Birthday to you!!
When my brother's family and I were all home in Michigan earlier this month, we decided to get in a little bit of an early celebration for my mother's birthday. It looked like this..
consult the beloved Martha Stewart Wedding book for a yummy recipe, double check ingredients and their availability - quite simply everything you'd expect in a cake, plus the magic of lemons -rummage through cupboards to find some appropriate cake pans, whip up some icing, set up a decorating assembly line for my niece and nephew's cute little fingers and ....VOILA!! instant birthday party!
Here's the cake Skyler decorated for her grandmother,
and the cake Reed decorated - finished off perfectly with his little licking-finger design.
The candles are lit...
and blown out by the birthday girl with help from her grandkids,
and enjoyed by all - I think mostly by Reed.
This was birthday time with the kids before we had hot-off-the-grill zucchini, sweet potatoes and salmon.
followed by a less sugar sprinkled adult cake decorated by Emilie with a big "L" for "Lila" written in blueberries.
We're thinking of you today, mom, and sorry we're not with you for your actual birthday. But, hope it's a good one!