I have had an absolutely fabulous day! Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes – wow! I should be 70 every year!
I started mowing this morning about 10am and by the time I was finishing the trimming at 1:15 Reed arrived. He had these beautiful delphiniums in his hand.
And not only that – his Grandma Cheryl brought him and they unloaded a tree from her car! It was a Japanese Lilac!!!! I admired those along Main Street in Garner and told him so in passing awhile back. This kid doesn’t forget a thing – he got me one for my birthday! Holy Smokes! I love it!
Look how big it is! We unwrapped it and I took another picture.
So then we went to the house and started baking. When you make an angel food cake with 1-1/2 cups of egg whites, you make a sponge cake with the yolks. (My recipe is from my friend Sherri – thanks so much!)
Here is Reed sifting the flour.
I taught him how to separate the whites and the yolks -he’s such a quick learner. He basically did all the mixing and I lifted the heavy bowls to pour the batter into the pans. He didn’t want frosting so we skipped that step. I sent both cakes home with him. Isn’t this just the cutest picture?
Tonight we met Tom and Becky at the OP in Clear Lake for pizza and our cousin Jill was able to join us. She is home for a family funeral yesterday and we had such a great visit. We laughed and laughed -you can tell by this picture.
And now for some clarification on this picture from this morning.
On the left is my sister Becky who will be 65 next month. Next is her daughter Jenny who will turn 33 in October and me, 70 years old today.
More fun tomorrow!