Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mia's Birthday Cake

I know that it would sound like I was bragging if I told you how good this cake was. Ha ha.
It did not pass Mia's inspection without some lettering on it.  That way they could all beg for a piece with letters on it. 

My Very Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 cups Flour
1 pinch Salt
2 cups Sugar
¾ cups Dark Cocoa Powder (sifted)
2 whole Eggs
½ cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Hot Coffee
1 cup Milk
2 teaspoons Vanilla

Mix dry ingredients and then add eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add hot coffee and stir until lumps are gone. Pour into greased pan. 
Bake at 350 for 30-35 min or until cake springs back from touch in center. Do not over bake. 

I use this one all the time.  Most often mixed up by hand even. No mixer necessary.

Little kids just waking up from nap time.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Mia!

I am not sure what happened to the photos from her second birthday. I know we did not have a cake, we went to Petite Martinique on a boat that day.  Took her along. I was so scared that she would get sea sick. 

We celebrated mostly last night. Nate and I took her on a date. She was so excited. She wanted Applebees, hot wings, kids hamburgers, and an Oreo milkshake. 
After that she had some of her own money, a gift card that came from Toys R Us (if you sign your kids up they get them in the mail for their birthday. $3 so not huge) and some birthday money to spend. 
She was tempted to let all of her birthday money at home in her piggy bank. I told her she has to take it along, she does not have to spend it. I was bracing myself for a two hour stroll at Toys R Us.

She saw this doll and it was all over. She's not much of a dolly girl so it was rather a shocker. She named her Alecia. Spelling due to change. Even the name could change. Mia has been known to name cats and then change the cats name the next morning. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Grenada - Part 5

 Another baby I was desperate to meet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grenada Trip - Part 4 Clubs

Bible Clubs