We have Birthdays and Basketball, in no special order.
This was a busy Friday. I went to my Matinee, and then rushed home to bake a birthday cake. Not a typical birthday cake, but a lemon bundt cake for my son-in-law, who turned &* years old today.
I got my ingredients together...minus one egg. So, I throw in extra vegetable oil, no?
Then I get the high tech equipment ready. Don't lie now, doesn't it feel like your in Pioneer Woman's kitchen?
After I make the cake, I put it in the freezer to cool it down....another one of my nifty techniques. Then I make the glaze. Just powdered sugar with a bit of water and lemon flavoring. This works as well as the ones that call for butter, milk or chicken livers...believe me.
I rush over to the high school at four, to pick up a couple of my daughter's neighbors' kids, take them home....put the cake on the kitchen counter.
My grandson wants to go to the store to get a last minute gift for his dad.... HUH? OK, just to Walgreen's, but before I leave, I see JJ crying so I take him with us.
We return, put the gift bag on the counter by the cake and take off for my granddaughter's basketball game at the high school. We get there with time to spare.
This is a good family friend and the boy's varsity coach.
This is him all decked out at game time. I love that he always wears three piece suits.
My granddaughter's team played Round Rock. Score at half-time? Harker Heights 13 Round Rock 30.
The Birthday Boy, SGT John, shows up during the second quarter...he's busy getting his unit ready to deploy soon.
Then my daughter shows up, after spending all day in the operation room.
The final score was Harker Heights 39, Round Rock 43. Nice comeback but not enough. I leave the family to fend for themselves the rest of the night....and head on home.
Tomorrow he has a baseball tournament out of town! What's on your plate this weekend?
*Don't forget, I will be leaving helpful gift ideas for Christmas. Basically they will be gifts I'm contemplating getting for my own children and grandchildren...and I'm sharing these great gift ideas with you! These will appear on the bottom of my page. Starting today is my first gift idea, check it out.