4.02.2010

Lemons in your cake?.....

We had our backyard party yesterday......


and it started with our favorite mini lemon cakes with lemon whip cream.


I just want to touch on yesterdays post for a minute though.....


obviously...


it was an April fools day joke.


I realize that people can be offended when it comes to how children are treated.


Mothers leave children in cars all the time....


and while it's not the safest decision ...


it's been done.


Even if you are a mother that has never done it...


i'm sure you've had a small moment in time when you've at least thought about it.


I know how easy it is to pull up to the dry cleaners to


just run in and grab your clothes.


I've been there.


I also realize it's not safe.


Gosh darn...i left my older two sitting outside Trader Joe's with their frog last summer..


so i know all about being the scorned mother.


Anyway....i had fun photographing my darling neighbors hubby


in his shorts and casual CPS wear;-)





So far we are NOT a dog or cat family....

i mean...

just having three kids is enough for me right now.

We do have a bird...a {found} hermit crab..and a fish.

Our bird is a cockatiel named Violet...

and she's a doll.

Once the weather warms up a bit...like it did this week...

we take her out back to a cage that i have on the wall of the carriage house.

Miss Violet enjoyed hanging with us for our backyard picnic yesterday.




I made Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches.....




the kids actually asked for seconds.





Then we got ready and colored eggs.

I bought about three dozen eggs....

hard boiled them..

mixed the colors...

only to find out i didn't have vinegar.

That's the key ingredient for coloring eggs.

Thank goodness my friend was on her way over and was able

to stop and grab some real quick.

I would have hated to round up the kids and head to the market.

{no...i wouldn't have left them in the car to run in and get it}













Its going to be another 80 degree day today...

and we will spend it outside...all day long.

Seriously....they were up and outside at 7:30 this morning.


4 more days till i leave for France.....

and i'm trying to delight in my anticipation.
............................
{to make lemon whip cream...just beat fresh whipping cream with 3 tablespoons lemon curd}










40 comments:

Brenna LaPray said...

80 degrees....really. It snowed here yesterday.

julie said...

yum! those lemon cakes look so good and pretty! we are dyeing eggs today! and yes, i have the vinegar! ok! where did you get that huge, awesome birdcage! i love it!

FEDERICA said...

I wish you a wonderful Easter Kasey!
Federica

°°Marsh-Mellow°° by B@ said...

that beautiful smile of children! I loved the eggs and the colors and the days before Easter!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Kasey, you are hilarious. Hope you enjoy the 80 degrees, record weather here in Illinois. I'm so envious of your France trip. Eat some pastries for me will ya? Happy Easter!

Leah C said...

Isn't the warm weather wonderful?! The party looks so fun...and a great way to spend the day outdoors:) Don't forget to say "Au revoir" before you leave for France!

Carmen said...

Yum. I love lemon cake! Yours looks so delicious and so pretty. The weather has been GORGEOUS here too. We love it! We colored eggs yesterday but I didn't get myself together fast enough to do it outside during the day. We did it at about 9:00 p.m. haha But we still did it!

traci said...

what a wonderful day. looks like the kids had fun. no bunny?? enjoy today too!!

DREW'S MOM said...

Love the little lemon cakes! Glad you guys are enjoying the great weather

Simply Me Art said...

Happy Easter, looks like a Gorgeous Day, your weather is Fantastic. I knew it was a joke, still wasnt as good as last year's triplets. Paris, Oh Boy I am Jealous, I was there in the Spring and it was to Die For...XO Jamie

Kimberly said...

I can't believe you get to go to France. Can I come?

The Flying Bee said...

Have fun in Paris! Can't wait to see all your pics!

Shannon said...

80 degrees!!! I am jealous and I live in California, I wish it was warm here but unfortunately it's only going to be in the 60's this weekend. Cute pictures of the kids at your backyard picnic. Hope you all enjoy your Easter :)

Julie Harward said...

I knew it and guessed right about yesterday! Your weather makes me jealous...we got 12 inches of snow yesterday! Good luck with everything for the trip...how long will you be gone? Come say hi :D (my new post is not showing up on blog lists)

Dreamy Whites said...

Kasey,
I never know what you are joking about or serious about!! That is what I love about you!

You inspire me daily.

Okay where did you find that bird cage??? I love that! Your kids are adorable, and sending you Easter blessings from California.
Have fun in France! I can't wait to see your posts when you get back.
Take Care,
Maria

Lori said...

I missed yesterday's post - but caught up today. I knew from the moment I saw the CPS on the t shirt that it was a joke ~ gee some people just do not get your humour ~ just to let you know ~ I do!! The weather is warming up here also and I am sooo excited!! Have a wonderful Easter week-end Kasey and enjoy your nice weather!

Preppy Mama said...

Yummy! Enjoy your weekend!!

vicki archer said...

Safe and happy travels Kasey....and please... don't leave Kimberley unattended whilst you are away will you?? :) xv

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

April fools completely passed me by and here I was feeling sympathy... dangit. You got me! (I actually did stop to wonder how you got away with photographing him... I just figured you must be VERY pursuasive and charming in real life. LOL)

You got a couple of biting comments too... I do feel real sympathy for that... unless that was all part of the "fool?" So I'll say it again for that... "You poor darling." :)

Martha said...

you have a sense of humor my dear...I thought it was a great post...and so sorry if it was judged so because I knew you were kidding...hence I put I was laughing:)

Sounds like a gorgeous day indeed!!! So fun you are leaving so soon now...Have a great Easter!

The Little Red Shop said...

Mmm...YUM...to the sweet treats, sunny weather..and THAT bird cage! Wow! After a mild mild winter up here in the mountains whilst ya'll were buried in snow...I awoke this morning to a winter wonderland.

Happy Easter, Kasey!

: )

Julie M.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Just went and read yesterday's post. Ha! You are hilarious.

And now I want lemon cake...

AtOneWithHim said...

You funny and silly girl! I loved reading your April Fools post! The whole story with the picture was hilarious... and remember there are A-holes in France too. So don't tell them your April Fools joke there.

Much love girl, have a fun and safe trip!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Your backyard party looks like so much fun! Yum, the lemon cakes with lemon whip cream! Can't get better than that!

La Petite Gallery said...

My first visit What FUN!!!
happy Easter

yvonne

Preston said...

Ahh sounds like a lot of fun! It is warm here in Lancaster PA as well and I have been outside as much as possible this past week. here is a link to my blog i would like to hear your feedback and anyone else that sees this...http://pgabovethestatic.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

Anyone whos read your blog for more than a solitary post knows your senses of humor & mothering.
Not to mention what your hubby looks like.
To those who scorned...seriously listen first & then get a sense of humor.
Have a glorious Easter & Bonne Voyage!!!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Hey I thought your april fools day joke was hilarious!! I even linked to it from my blog! Love that bird cage, how cute is that?!
alicia

Katy Noelle said...

Pleasant days, these are, but, are you jumping out of your skin with excitement and maybe even nervousness? If you're not, I'm feeling it for you. Hang on! Almost there!

Love, Kate

P.S. I heard a wonderful interview on NPR today about a lady (uber gardener type) who was touring gardens of Europe and fell in love with Monet's Giverny and gave up her great job to go and live there for the year! She often would have it all to herself - in the moonlight, after the rain, in the early morning. sigh!

Katy Noelle said...

P.S. I was in that wonderful french store, Target, and fell in love with this adorable purple plaid dress. It wasn't until I got to the checkout line that I realized, "wait a second! a wrap around, plaid dress ...." Yup! It's the same one! Either you whammied my subconscious or it's even cuter in real life!

Katy Noelle said...

P.S. UHgain. That would be, "Monet's GARDEN at Giverny" and the lady went and volunteered as a gardener for a year.

kimj said...

when in paris check out Fat Tire Bike Tours... take the one to Versailles... just beautiful... I've done it twice and can't wait to do it again!

Susan said...

Kasey , I love your blog, have a safe trip, would love to see pics when you make it back.

littlebyrd said...

80 degrees?! Lucky!!
I want to wish you wonderful and safe and exciting travels. I absolutle cannot wait to hear all about it. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KarenSue said...

Your kids look happy and healthy! You are a good Mom, just ask your kids! You just say things out loud.
Paris!!!! I'm sooo jealous. I fly for free and have not been, but you are really making me think about it.
Can't wait to see your photo's.
Happy Easter to you!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Didn't realize you were also headed off to France next week! Are you going with Traci from French Larkspur?? If so, you two will have such fun! You may want to practice "dibs" real fast....lol! Happy Easter!

Liz Bradley said...

I had no idea either, about the kids, that is! Don't let anyone judge you. We have ALL done it. Yes, all of us!
Liz
http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

Sami said...

The cps post was a riot! It should have been fairly obvious that it was an April Fools joke. The casual dress alone and then photoshop job where the letters, CPS, are different fonts and sizes. Great job!

Debra said...

I know they had so much fun in the backyard at a party with their friends.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

What gorgeous photos. Very vintage feel to them. Love that cage.