Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mad Hatter Birthday Party

Grandma's birthday was on Friday so we had Grandma and Grandpa up for a delicious birthday dinner of lemon pepper steak, red potatoes with butter and parsley, spinach strawberry salad, green beans and watermelon.  Natalie and Noah had sausage.  As soon  as  Noah finished his dinner  (which actually included some fresh spinach!) he pushed his plate away and said "Cake."  Noah is clearly following in his Uncle David's footsteps!   Noah is OBSESSED with cake!  He has learned that birthdays equal cake. He has even learned how to sing the happy brithday song and now sings it all the time.  Noah also announced that he needed a party hat when we had cake.  I  have no party hats (I know, what kind of mother am I???) so we scrounged around and found all of our "dress up hats."  Brian even found some of his hats that he used  to wear in high school (which is another story).  So our birthday party became a mad hatter party.  Here's a  look at us in hats (I was wearing a hard hat too).

Grandma just brought  Natalie that dress because I told her most of Natalie's dresses (that were Amelia's) were too short and a little scandalous in my book even for a 2 year old.  So Grandma found her a nice cute dress which now has watermelon stains in it that I can't get out.  Boo.   Anywho, Natalie and Noah were happy to sit on Grandma's lap during the singing (which they did not sing) and helped Grandma blow  out the candles.  Luckily no spit ended up on the cake.

Natalie and Noah every much enjoyed their cake (Noah even asked for more) which turned out quite well for my first time making it.  The icing was a little different and  I wonder if everyone cuts out the salt that it calls for?

1 comment:

  1. I've made that cake twice, and didn't put salt in the frosting either time. I'm pretty sure mom doesn't either.