Remember how I promised sweet treats in last week’s Weekend Coffee Share post? Well, I’m delivering. And as long as you don’t mind my children’s possibly dirty hands having helped make the treats, then you’re welcome to partake.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we had a fun time with Easter this weekend. There were no cute outfits or churchgoing, but we did decorate cakes and dye eggs. (No lectures, por favor.)
Earlier this week, I decided to make a cake with the kids — either an Easter Bunny cake or an Easter egg cake. I went with Easter egg, since that seemed
easier more fun, as they could each do their own. The cake making was indeed a good time, although it didn’t quite start out that way! I had a little accident at the beginning that made me yell.
“Did you cut yourself again?” Sam asked matter-of-factly when he came to investigate the loud f-bomb I dropped.
“No,” I said sheepishly, avoiding making eye contact.
“I don’t want to tell you,” I said.
“E…what did you do?” He stood there with his arms folded, indicating he wasn’t leaving until I spilled the beans.
So I told him. “I plugged in the mixer before putting the beaters in, then one of the beaters got stuck and I accidentally turned on the power while trying to eject the beater and it beat my finger.”
He didn’t remotely try to conceal his laughter.
As the cake was baking, Sam had a question for me. “E, what flavor cake did you say this was?”
Sam held up the box. “You made Devil’s food cake, E. Devil’s food cake! For Easter!” He again roared with laughter.
The laughter didn’t stop there, as Baby Girl had us rolling next. After I finished baking the cakes, shaped them into ovals, and frosted them, I let the kids do the decorating. Little Man was very excited to make his Easter egg cake, and was very careful in his decorating. Baby Girl, on the other hand, had one goal in mind: eat the decorations. After much coaxing and showing her how to put her M&Ms on, Baby Girl put a single piece of candy on her cake on her own and promptly took it back off and ate it.
The egg decorating was fun as well, even though Baby Girl declined to join outside of throwing two of the eggs. She was far more interested in procuring and eating more M&Ms. (FYI, this is the first time she’s had M&Ms. They are apparently the toddler equivalent of crack.)
Sam and I put some candy in baskets for the kids before going to bed. Plus Baby Girl got a Percy train from Thomas & Friends (who she calls ToTo) and Little Man got a little Lego set.
Now all that’s left to do is have an Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately, it rained most of last night and there’s no sign of it letting up much today, so we’ll probably have our hunt inside after Baby Girl’s nap. All in all, fun holiday. 🙂
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Diana at Part-Time Monster.