Saturday, August 27, 2011

speaking of birthdays....




the boys decided that they wanted to bake a cake for Grandma Jill's birthday. They baked it and decorated it themselves. It ended up being a four layer devil's food cake with coconut pecan frosting. I like having them bake as I end up trying new things (e.g. 4 layer cake), and they were pleased as punch at how it turned out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

9 good ones





Arthur is now 9, and I thought that I'd better get this blogged before too much more time passed. Here is the yearly interview:

How does it feel to be 9?
It was awfully confusing cause I was so used to having a year of 8. It's just hard to remember I'm 9. I feel really really good with all my presents and stuff though.

What was your favorite thing about your birthday?
I don't know if it was the cake or what. Everything was very good and equally good, probably.

What didn't you like about your birthday?
We didn't get to do the water balloon fight with Dave and Ryan and Logan and Dad and Jamey. At least we got to have it the next day.

What have you learned this past year?
Not much. Well, I know how to work a Nintendo DS better and I am fast with DS functions and stuff. I can carry a laptop without dropping it, and I didn't know that I could run as fast as I can - you know, cause of soccer practice? I love soccer, did you know?

Any words of wisdom that you would like to share?
Don't count the days until your birthday if you are within 20 days. Cause the days just seem longer and longer the closer you get, even though the wait is shorter and shorter. Also, Mine Craft is fun, and that's it.