Daily Archives: September 5, 2009

A day late and a dollar short

I’ve been told that elephants NEVER forget, but apparently Ella has been distracted by all of the testosterone in my house…. because Ella forgot to tell me it was Melli‘s birthday yesterday!!

So, we got right on it and mixed up a chocolate mocha birthday cake.

Dry ingredients? check!

Ella bakes cakes from scratch!

We were missing a few ingredients and decided to “wing it” — because elephants do that, she said! LOL :P  — and Ella assured me the batter tasted fine.  She kept dipping her trunk in whenever my back was turned!

She dipped in her trunk when I turned to set down the camera!

She dipped in her trunk when I turned to set down the camera!

I was going to make a traditional double-decker round cake, but Ella was feeling impatient and insisted that a 9″x12″ pan would do just fine.

blowing out the candles

blowing out the candles

Ella 007Ella got to blow the candles out!  And of course, she enjoyed eating cake & ice cream. :D

Melli, Ella wants you to know that we ALL sang the Happy Birthday song to you… and she tried very hard to NOT spit when she blew out the candles. :P

Earlier today I took her shopping.  She was supposed to go shoe shopping but the girls got left at home.  (Apparently the boys didn’t want to look at girl shoes.)  We were sad at first, but then we decided to make our own shopping adventure, so Ella and I went around to a few garage sales instead. Here she is checking out the neighbor’s yard sale:

Ella admired the Barbie doll shoes

Ella admired the Barbie doll shoes

AND…. That was our Saturday!  Hopefully we can find something fun to do tomorrow.  I’m doing my darndest to NOT eat more than one piece of that birthday cake.  I might not make it. It is SO good!!  Why oh why would anyone bake a box mix kind of cake when homemade tastes like that?!