Today, for the first time since 2006, I hosted a child's birthday party at the house. The last one was Cooper's fifth birthday, a big shindig with adults and children; we grilled out back and entertained for hours. One of my favorite photos of the four of us was taken by Betty on the front porch that day.
I wallowed a little bit this morning as I was baking Katie's cake (lemon because Junie B.'s favorite dessert is lemon pie, and Katie thought lemon cake was close enough), wishing that Steve were here to take over for frosting and decorating the cake. It was one of his great hidden talents, honed by years of practice at the Ann Arbor Baskin-Robbins.
I didn't attempt anything fancy -- just a plainly frosted cake with whimsical candles as chosen by Katie.
|Katie before the party, with cake and Steve candle|
|Tyra and Katie|
(If you look closely, you can spy that July 2006 photo on the mantel.)
|Katie blows out seven candles plus the Steve candle.|