Thursday, November 18, 2010

Carl, Crawdad, & Cake

Carl shot this amazing buck just a few days before his birthday. He has watched it for a few years and has pics of it on his game camera. It was nicknamed "Crawdad" because of the unique characteristic of a crab claw on the buck's right antler.

It has 11 points and is HUGE with very heavy antlers! We are so proud of him :)

The girls love helping in the kitchen so I waited till they were out of school to make Carl's B-day cake. I went ahead and measured out all the ingredients hoping it would go quicker :)
I even took a picture (notice the eggs)

They were so excited when they got home from school and started baking immediately (after Ella put on her apron, of course) They took turns pouring...

and stirring

and mixing

and whisking

and we dumped the cake in the pan, put it in the oven...

and licked the bowl clean.

and the cake baked for about 20 minutes and then I saw THE EGGS. So we started the whole process over again! Except we added the eggs. Finally...
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday, Dear Carl. Happy Birthday to YOU!


Anonymous said...

Cute post! (EGGS)
Great family picture! : )

The Dickinsons said...

Adorable post, Janie! Happy Belated Birthday, Carl. Congrats on that HUGE buck, we are so happy for you!

Janie, how did u write on your pictures? (i.e. eggs=) I'd love to know how.

I bragged on you on my blog for taking our nice family picture for our new prayer card. =)

Rob and Deanna said...

LOL The best made plans of Mice & Men or "Mommies." You are an awesome Mommy, Janie, always remembering to include your kids in what you do around the house!