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Saturday Captions

Saturday, April 08, 2006

"I wish for...endless hours of computer games and every weekend at Crystal Palace...."

"Somebody please get me out of these pants; the waistband is cutting off my circulation. No more clothes in the name of cuteness. Comfort first, please."

We had our own birthday luncheon today for our son who is the most amazing boy I could ever have wished for. I love him more than all the Earth. And what a nice time we had. And then we were off to another birthday party; at a bowling alley, the pit of hell for children's parties. The mother had booked two hours of bowling for a group of five year olds, who got bored after 15 minutes. She had no other plans; no cake, nothing. If academia fails me, I am going to become a children's party planner. And....mix-matching party hats and napkins is kosher.

The best chocolate cake frosting recipe ever:

brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup (125 mL)

water 1/4 cup (60 mL)

butter or margarine 3 tbsp. (50 mL)

cocoa 2 tbsp. (30 mL) (I added another 1/2 tbsp)

Put the above four ingredients into a saucepan. Stir. Bring to boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool.

Icing sugar 1 cup (250 mL)

Vanilla 1 tsp. (5 mL)

Add icing sugar and vanilla. Stir. Add a bit more icing sugar if needed. Makes about 3/4 cup (200 mL). Enough for one cake.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    Adorble pictures. Bowling alleys are horrid but the arcade/mini golf/go karts/disgusting pizza/lazer tag places are 5x more horrible. If it wasnt for the fact that kids can win prizes I'm not sure they would enjoy it at all.
    Hope your weekend becomes more quiet and relaxing.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    Your captions were very cleavor!

    Being unemployed, maybe I should give that career an option in my search???

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Brilliant captions, and gorgeous photos. Seems the party went well, that is wonderful. And I take it the kids didn't notice the items didn't match !!!
    Mmmmm, that frosting sounds yummy ... might have to make up a batch of it ... with or without cake !!!
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger vani said:

    your kids are too cute cathy. how cute and chubby is the little one?? hehe..love it. :) glad they had a great time, and i LOVE chocolate frosting!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    *sigh*....why do all things that taste yummy have to be made from scratch?
    Enjoy the rest of you weekend...how is your brother and his family doing?

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Wow! I always thought icing came from one of those pop-top cans...

    My next cake, I'm trying yours!

    (I trust you because the rasin cookies were soooo good!)

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Luv the captions, too cute!
    Frosting sounds d-lish :)

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  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    Bowling is great for kids who are like 10 and get the game.

    We try to keep the parties around here small.

    Loved the photos of the kiddos.


  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Jeez, how many parties are you having this week?

    You are a living example of grace under pressure. ^_^

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    hey! i am going to make
    that today for my hemp

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    happy birthday again!
    They are beautiful kids. And i love the cake you made!
    The babe is certainly not fashion conscious. Those pants are very fashionable right now. Maybe we should buy him some issues of L'Uomo Vogue instead of story books. xxxxxx

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Ihh Happy Birthday to your son and you, Mom :)
    They're looking adorable!

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    That look on the little ones face is priceless. Happy Birthday to the older son. That iciing does sound good.

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    You have the cutest kids! Glad he enjoyed his yummy cake. Wish I could have been there for a taste.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I think you would make a really excellent children's party planner, but think of all the crazy Mum's you'd have to deal with! Happy (belated) Birthday, Son of Cathy :)

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Oops, meant Mums...no '

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    Happy Birthday little guy!

  1. Blogger Scholiast said:

    Best wishes! We'll try the frosting one of these days...

    Two of my five-year-olds went to a bowling birthday and loved it! There was also cake, but the 5 or 6 five-year-olds had barely had time to eat as they were engrossed in the bowling... (And it was their first time playing.)

  1. Blogger christina said:

    I'm so behind on reading blogs it's not even funny. Happy Birthday if I forgot to say it before. Your kids are SO adorable and that frosting recipe looks great. Easter would be a good time for chocolaty, I think. :-)

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