Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cupcakes

Tomorrow is the last day of school and, weather permitting, we're spending the morning at "the happy park" (as my kids call it).  This afternoon we made cupcakes (yellow cake with chocolate ganache because I suck at frosting) to take.

We were beating the batter in the mixer, and I stopped the mixer to scrape the sides down.  Grandpa Bob told the kids, "Scrape your sides," and they both ran their hands down their sides, from their armpits to their hips.  It was pretty hilarious to have "help" every time I had to "scrape the sides." 

After dinner (spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread), we took the leftover strawberries from last night, and the leftover ganache from tonight, and the kids had their first fondue.  There's a reason why kids don't fondue.  Double dippers = fondon't!  We're all going to have Claire's cold by morning.  But I got a lot of mom/wife/daughter points!

In other school related news, Mary Grace was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality at school (each kid got an award at their graduation ceremony today).  Each kid's favorite thing about school was also announced, and her friend Christine's favorite thing about school was "playing with Mary Grace."  Awwww...

It's hard to believe she has completed two whole years of preschool.  My big girl!  And Claire starts in the fall.  Sunrise...  Sunset... 

The truest statement ever made about parenting:

The days are long, but the years are short.

3 comments:

strwberrryjoy said...

Very good quote at the end. Stealing that!

Fondue said...

You're right about fondue and kids, lol! They also make a big mess! The good thing though, is that they surely have so much fun eating fondue. I always prepare a chocolate fondue for my kids and their friends during play dates. They really love it!

RobMonroe said...

Scrape your sides is as much fun as when I was playing "dog" with Abby and a friend in the church nursery. They would do "tricks" and get "treats" (in the form of goldfish). I told them to sit, they did. Roll over, they did. Shake. (thought) SHAKE! Then they both shook their whole bodies, instead of hands. Too funny.