Yesterday was Maizie's 11th birthday and today is her party for her friends. As I type, there are loud outbursts of laughter from downstairs as she and her friends play junior pictionary. Above is a picture of the table before the friends arrived.
Here is the chocolate cake with vanilla frosting that looks like cookies-n-cream frosting because I never learned to frost a cake and I always pull cake crumbs into the frosting!
Above is Maizie, the birthday girl, at the far end of the table with her cake and her friends!
And here is the fun and furious game in progress. Too bad you can't hear how loud it is! Below is an equally exciting game of charades!
There has been little horsey time the last few days. Birthdays seem so action packed - and sugar packed these days! Maizie and I baked 60 chocolate chip cookies on Thursday night for her to take to school on Friday to share with her schoolmates and teachers. Then, last night was her family birthday dinner here. More cooking - she chose pumpkin pie for her "cake" so I baked two of those. Next, was today's party so more early morning baking of the chocolate cake. I am quite the worn out baker with two neglected horses. At least Mom and I got to ride on Thursday afternoon. It was a gorgeous fall day with yellow leaves and bursting Bittersweet in the woods. Sigh. The weather has been terrible since then anyway. Today started out with a lovely fall yellow sky and warm temperatures. Then, pouring rain, then sunny, then wind, then a rain squall, then thunder.
In spite of the strange weather, Brian had a running race this morning. He finished first in his age group! He is a very good runner, but he will be mad I wrote that because he is the most humble person on the planet. I am proud of him though! Here is a photo from a race this summer. He is running across the Susquehanna river on an iron bridge and you can barely see the dome of our state capital in the background. AND...today is our 12th wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary, honey!