Saturday, April 23, 2011

Catching up..

I'm not sure where to start really- it's been so long since I've posted! Just been keeping busy- Little Man turned 6 a couple of weeks ago-
I just realized his cake was upside down.. lol
He and I took a trip to the park the other day with my friend Mandy- didn't get any of him playing because he was all over the place- but got some nice shots around the park!

There were squirrels everywhere! Mandy and I were sitting on some risers near a gazebo, watching David play, and the squirrels were scurrying around - I wasn't really this close to this one above, but I think the one below thought we had some food-

He was only a couple of steps down from us.

Here is my progress on Summer House as of this past week-

 I didn't make much progress on At Home w/Jane last weekend, but have made a bit this weekend.  I will post progress tomorrow or Monday. 

Tomorrow is Easter- one of my favorite holidays! What a joyful one! Celebrating that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, to save us!  Tomorrow is the Easter breakfast at church, the egg hunt for the kids, and of course the worship service.  :) I made this lovely coffee cake for tomorrow. 

 My mom used to make this quite a bit, and I love it.  Made with things you already have in your pantry, on the top is a mixture of flour, brown sugar, butter/margarine and cinnamon- when you bake it, it oozes down in to the cake itself and it is just delicious! I'm not sure where the recipe came from, so hopefully I'm not infringing any copyrights if I post it.  Here it is if you're interested! 

Ingredients for cake: (for 8x8x2 baking pan, double for 9x13 pan)
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp melted shortening (or oil)
1 cup sifted enriched flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

for topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp melted butter/margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts (if desired)

Combine sugar, egg, milk, and shortening(or oil)
Add flour sifted with baking powder and salt. Mix well and pour into paper-lined (or greased and floured) baking pan.

Sprinkle with cinnamon/brown sugar/flour/margarine mixture.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 min.
And Happy Easter to you and yours!


Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday to your son! Lovely pics of the park. That squirrel was quite cheeky! Happy Easter to you and yours!

Babs in Alabama said...

Love all those pictures, Tracey, but the birthday boy wins the prize :) Don't you just love watching the squirrels? We finally have enough oaks bearing acorns to attrack them now and i watch from the kitchen window.
A blessed Easter to you and your family.

Kimmie said...

Great pics!!!!

My parents have a squirrel feeder in their backyard. You should've seen the little fatty that was there today!! LOL

Happy Easter!!!!

g-girl said...

funny that the squirrel looks like he is posing for you!

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