Today is my birthday and since my present to myself was landing in Finland on my birthday, I have nothing frabric related to show you. About a million years ago my grandfather promised me a trip to Finland to spend time with our family there if I'd learn Swedish, which I did. But never was able to take him up on the offer before he passed away three years ago. But my Joshua and his frequent flyer miles stepped in about two months ago when my brother and his wife mentioned they were going and so here I am.
Its been a long time since I've celebrated my birthday without my Mr. Taff and at these little boys (well I suppose this would have been Asher's first time to wish me happy birthday outside the womb but you get the point) so we still had to have some sort of celebration before I left.
(er...don't look at the messy kitchen or left side of the table okay? I've been busy packing..no time to prep photos to look like I clean my house..)
About six months ago I baked a batch of cupcakes and froze them along with a baggie full of individual serving sized dollops of frosting. Monday as I was packing I pulled three cupcakes and three dollops out of the freezer and stuck a candle in one and we had ourselves a birthday party.
I like vanilla and my boys like chocolate so this individual freezer method lets us all have what we want without the leftovers.
My little Asher attempting for the first time the "more" sign I've been trying to teach him for weeks. Turns out he just needed a chocolate motivation to ask for more. He did it as soon as he saw Josh take a bite out of his cupcake.
Lucky for him his daddy is a softy for giving his kids chocolate.
Grattis på födelsedagen!