My folks visited this weekend. It was a gloriously sunny weekend in Bellingham (thank you, weather gods). We played a raucous game of Bocce Ball, complete with a kitschy ceramic squirrel as a prize. Whoops, my Mom is reading this. Make that a “delightfully charming, moss-covered, heirloom” squirrel. Modesty prevents me from saying whether my brother or I won. But, if you come over to our house, be prepared for an amazing, squirrel oriented front yard display.
My Mom even made me my favorite birthday cake = Betty Crocker Cherry Chip Cake Mix with (store bought) Canned Frosting. It was truly a gift from the heart. My Mom is a phenomenal baker and could easily have made a complex, from scratch, decadent delight. It pained her greatly to use a cake mix but as my newly sugar laden tummy can attest, it hit MY spot.
I had five pieces. FIVE.
And, I am only mildly repentant. It was that good.
Happy Birthday! Looks like our bdays are off by one day…I’m the 17th….:).
Great job on going for the Weight Watchers cakelet on your birthday. After all, what better gift can you give yourself than the gift of true health?
My birthday was Sunday, too!!! Only I settled for Weight Watchers tiny little cakelet since I’m 14 lbs down and 16 more to go.
The Foxes Den says
Sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday! Here’s to many more and just as happy!
Happy Birthday Anne-Marie! I haven’t had cherry chip cake forever! I’ve been thinking about making a batch of cupcakes for dinner tonight…actually, AS my dinner. 🙂
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
Are you a May baby too??! Happy, happy birthday, A-M!!! Sorry I am a bit tardy in my wishes, but I was keeping my visiting sister company. 🙂
Your mom is the absolute best to make your fav cake from mix even if it pained her to do so. LOL!
OMG, I’m laughing so hard about the squirrel….
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone. =)
Cindy, I can’t wait to go to Sugar Bliss Cakes … yummy! I’ve never done a Ladies Who Launch before but they sound like a great idea!
Soapy Elephant says
Happy birthday Anne-Marie!
Moms are the best! They are always willing to make our ‘special” request for our birthdays! I am happy you had a great time for your birthday!
Mmmm… cherry chip cake.
I fondly remember all of my cherry chip cakes as a child.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Ann-Marie!
Gasp. She didn’t make cupcakes? 😉 Anyway, I must tell you about this company – http://sugarblisscakes.com – boy, these were tasty. They provided little tiny cupcakes at the Ladies Who Launch event that I went to in Chicago a couple of weekends ago. Beautiful too!
Joanna Schmidt says
Wow, I haven’t played Bocce in a long time. What fun. you and your mom look nice together. I’m glad you enjoyed your cake. MMmmmm. I haven’t had cake or cupcakes for WAY too long.
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Sounds like a perfect day. Mom, cake, and a squirrel prize~ how wonderful! Happy B-day!
Dawn from The Diffusery says
Happy Birthday Anne-Marie ! For some strange reason, when I read about the cherished squirrel prize, it made me think of a t-shirt I saw once. It said, “I am nuttier than a squirrel turd”.
[email protected] Birch says
Happy Birthday, Anne-Marie! I think eating five pieces of your own cake is just fantastic! Hope the great weather and fabulous luck with lawn decorating continues!