Sunday, May 11, 2008

Images from Our Mother's Day


Dieter harvested our strawberry crop and brought it in to me. Not a lot here, but on the other hand, this little plant has been basically neglected but still yielded this.
I made my own Mother's Day breakfast this year. The annual breakfast in bed, usually brought to me by Faith and Jacob, did not happen. That's okay. Maybe it's a tradition whose time has come and gone. The teens sleep in now; I get up early with little ones.
Here's how I did the cake: I followed the guidelines for the May Day cake from Angry Chicken. I used the boxed mix, added the zest of two oranges, and made a glaze with orange juice, powdered sugar and a little melted butter. It turned out orangey and yummy and very moist from all the glaze soaking in.

And our new tradition: Mother's Day lunch at Jolly Cone with all my littles. My parents joined us this year, and my brother James, and Lori, his girlfriend. Scenes from Jolly Cone:
Rainer is a fry man.
Rainer, Gam, me, Faith. My dad in the background.
Faith, Rainer, me, Jacob. Dieter didn't want to be in this one.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Happy Mother's Day!

12 comments:

Carrie said...

Glad that you had a nice Mom's Day!

MamaBlogger said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Rachel said...

What a lovely day spent with your family! And that cake looks delicious - yum!

periwinkle said...

Hope you had a lovely day, cake looks yummy.
Lisa x

crunchy peas said...

What a beautiful family! Happy Mother's Day!

Amy said...

Looks like a perfect day...even if you made your own breakfast!

Laura said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Mary Beth!!!

The cake looks fabulous...I love anything made with oranges, lemons, and/or limes!!! (Especially desserts).

Jolly Cone looked like so much fun. It was nice to see your children and parents. What a beautiful family :)

Kelli said...

I love the color and shap of home grown strawberries. Glad you had a nice and sunny day.

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey! Hope you had a great Mother's Day! The cake looks yum!

Carrie said...

I just love all those cute children! (And near grown children!)

Kennedy News said...

Good to hear you had a nice Mother's Day! I always love your pictures.... :-) Courtney

Barbara said...

I've just been catching up on your last few posts. Lovely cakes and fabrics (gorgeous top you made) and play with the children. Great photos.
I must say that the trampoline has been such a good toy for all ages in our house too. My daughter takes her dad out most summer evenings for the last three years and they bounce together (I get motion sickness so it doesn't suit me!).