Monday, May 30, 2011


My kids finally came home late this afternoon. I was happy to see them. I missed them, but I was totally fine with them being gone for a few days. I'm going to forgo the mommy guilt and call that "healthy." I knew they were safe and happy to be with their grandparents, and I enjoyed the special one-on-one time with Mattie

Chris's mom's birthday is tomorrow, so we celebrated today when she and her husband brought the kids home.Which meant that instead of being outside and enjoying this beautiful summer-like weather, I was inside cleaning and baking a carrot cake, which is my mother-in-law's favorite. I didn't have any cake mix, and believe me I'm totally not above a nice and simple box of cake mix, and didn't want to go to the store, so I broke out the Betty Crocker cookbook and found a recipe for carrot cake. If I do say so myself, it came out pretty awesome. I frosted it with homemade cream cheese frosting. You just can't beat good old Betty Crocker. Everyone liked it, even Bethany who normally doesn't like carrot cake.
We had a nice dinner and then migrated to the family room to play Just Dance 2.Even Chris played, it was pretty funny. Connor kicked everyone's butt (!!). He says the trick is to not move too much, which completely negates the exercise/fitness aspect of the game, but he's 8 and skinny as a bean pole so I guess he isn't too concerned with how many calories he's burning while playing the Wii.

Anyway, my children are all nestled all snug in their beds, and that makes me a happy mama.  


Veronica Lee said...

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Have a nice day!

alyaia75 said...

Thank you so much Veronica!

ThurberGang said...

Lovely to have time with your baby. . . lovely that your kids love to spend time with their grandparents. . . lovely to make a cake from scratch. . . lovely to spend an evening together as a family. . . sounds like a completely lovely day!

alyaia75 said...

Hilary, it *was* lovely! Looks like you guys had a terrific day too!!