Saturday, October 2, 2010

Di Di's Birthday

My mom's birthday was today and we spent the entire day over at their house playing, picking apples and tomatoes, making homemade applesauce and catching up. I feel like I hardly see or talk to my parents now that school is back in session.
 Colt making my mom her birthday card. He loves to do this for birthdays!
 Picking lots of tomatoes. We keep having to remind him to only pick the really red ones, sometimes he still picks the pink ones but he is good about not picking the green ones!
 Running to show Papa his tomatoes.
 Lots of apples and applesauce. My parents have 2 big apple trees and they have a ton of apples. We made 6 big batches of applesauce and there are still way too many apples on those trees.
 Colt loves the picking process, it doesn't matter what it is, rasperries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, apples. He could spend all day picking if there was enough for him to pick.
 I made the cake, 3 layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting. I have never made a cake like this but it was yummy (though very time consuming). Colt picked the candles out, he wanted balloons!
 Singing to Di Di on her birthday.
 Happy Birthday Di Di!
Blowing out the candles.
This is Colt's favorite part, in fact he blew them out before we sang so we had to light them and do it again. We had so much fun celebrating my mom's birthday, my dad made an awesome dinner of steak and salad, Dave made some really good red potatoes and I made the cake. Good team effort and it was fun to just play and relax. 


mires said...

Thanks for not mentioning that Dad never took a shower that day and I only did it at the last minute for the pictures!! Ha ha.
It was a super special day..always is when we can spend it together...

Mrs. Hutch said...

Oh man, I wish I had a piece of that cake right about now. Looks amazing! Glad you had a special day with your family, sounded like lots of fun!

Michelle said...

Wow! That looks like a great birthday! Family, family, family! We all know there is no better gift!