We had a fun weekend, how about you? We had our 2 oldest grandsons here overnight and then I made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from scratch for the birthday boys, our 2 sons. Then we headed to our son Shawn's house for a birthday party for several family members. Our daughter-in-law Beth made homemade Lasagna for us all. Both sons, DILs, 4 grandsons and my sister Denise were there.
I baked the cake at home and made the frosting, and we took both over there so the cake could cool well before I frosted it. So... right before dinner was served I was frosting the cake and the 3 and 4 year old grandsons were right there watching and very excited about *cake*. After I got it all smoothed out... as quick as a wink Caleb the 3 year old stuck his whole hand in the frosting on the cake and grabbed a handful!!! Someone snatched him up and I was able to finish frosting the cake. :-) He enjoyed licking every bit of frosting off his hand before someone washed him up. Now there is a family memory to savor.
I took this photo of the cake, I wish I could share it with you. The cake has cinnamon and the frosting has Bourbon Vanilla in it. It was yummy!
We had such a nice time watching the kids enjoy their gifts and visiting.The boys.
My sister Denise joined us - she'd asked if she could come sometime as she hadn't seen the boys in a while. She gave me this adorable little hobnail vase she'd found in an antique store recently. It's sooOOoo cute! This morning I went out and picked a bouquet of Lily-of-the-Valley that is starting to bloom. They look perfect in this vase!
I took my 2 new vases out on the deck for a "photo shoot". We're having a fabulous run of sunny and warm weather! Hubby is out mowing right now and I'm heading off to the pool for my swim.
You can even see a goldfish in the middle of the lilacs in this shot. :-)
Have you noticed the doily in these shots? My sister-in-law D'Ann gave this to me after they returned from a mission in Mexico for a year and a half - they were gifted with several of these on their departure from a grateful Mexican seamstress. I love the ribbon embellishment and the lavender crocheted lace edging.
Do you have any fun plans for the week? I hope your garden is giving you flowers and wonderful aromas. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)