Wednesday, April 4

Thinking about cupcakes

Today the kids and I walked out to see if we could find flowers for our vase. We sang A Hunting We Will Go. It was very cute. My favorite rose bush in the apartment complex is in bloom, and I got a couple nice buds. So very thorny, though.

The baby's birthday is this weekend. She'll turn 1, which is like the biggest letdown of a birthday ever. She's still a baby. She doesn't understand birthdays yet. So I'm going to make cupcakes and take them to our family dinner on Easter Sunday.

My hubby asked for these particular cupcakes that are chocolate with cream cheese and chocolate chips in the middle. They're called something like Chocolate Cheese Cups. They're a bit fiddly to make, but you don't even have to ice them. They're that delicious.

I'm also doing Patrice's Farmhouse Chats, because this blog post is feeling awfully short.

What was the first sign of spring that you saw this year?

Around here, all the ornamental pear trees bloom first. I don't know if they're everywhere in the country. They're like generic shade trees that get little inedible berry things on them. In the spring they get great big white blossom clusters that smell exactly like cat urine. They're pretty, but hold your breath as you walk downwind.

The other day I was sitting outside with the munchkins, and a mockingbird flew into our tree. He was singing, but my cockatiel was shrieking. The mockingbird's song trailed off as he listened to the cockatiel, and I heard him mimicking, very softly. First he made a similar sound, then he varied it until he dialed in the sound of the cockatiel's shriek. It was really interesting. I've never heard a mockingbird actually learning a call before.

What was the last package you received in the mail?

A box from my husband's folks of Easter candy for the kids. It's stashed in a mysterious box on top of the fridge, and only Mommy knows of the wonders that await within.

Do you have any Easter, or spring traditions in your home?

We're still working on that. So far the munchkins are still thrashing out this whole Easter basket thing, and they know it's about Jesus coming back to life. We do a fun activity with my extended family where we have twelve plastic eggs, each with things inside that pertain to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, like nails or rope.

Do you hand wash dishes or machine was them?

Both. I can't put my big pots and pans through the dishwasher. I use the dishwasher for cups, plates and silverware.

If I had an extra hour each day, I'd ______________.

Write and draw more. That's why I stay up late, actually. So I have time to write and draw. It's amazing how much I can get done in that extra hour every day, although sometimes I'm ready to fall asleep sitting up.


Rachel Blackmon said...

I think it's hilarious that your title is Thinking about Cupcakes and you have flowers as your picture here. XD

Happy Birthday to Claire! =) And those cupcakes look sinful. o_o

Meg said...

I can't believe she's already one. Those cupcakes sound delicious!

Kessie said...

Rachel: Well, that's why it's only Thinking about cupcakes, instead of baking and eating them. :-)

Farm Girl said...

That is funny, Em's and Ruthie just left to visit a new cupcake shop that just opened. They must be thinking of cupcakes too.
Those cupcakes sound wonderful.
I cannot believe that munchkin number three will be one. :)
In your pictures she already looks big, I am glad she isn't when you hold her. Though having her first word be Shashy is pretty cute. :)

Cathy Kennedy said...

How interesting, you and I wrote a bit about chocolaty cakes in our post. Your cupcakes sound yummy. I most certainly will check out Taste of Home website to see if I can find what I'm looking for. Although small fries don't understand all the excitment behind first birthdays, I loved our children's firsts. It's so much more fun for Mommy & Daddy than the kiddos, always. By the way, your little button is a really cutie!

Patrice said...

The only way for me to have time to do anything creative is to stay up late. I get carried away and can be up WAY to late. The filled cupcakes sound yummy. Enjoy Easter with the little ones. It's hard to believe that the baby is almost one! It's hard to believe that my oldest baby is going to college this fall. Have a Blessed Easter!


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