Thursday, July 06, 2006

Two posts per day-

Can you tell that I haven't been scrapping lately? I've got more time in my day because of that, and therefore I've been taking more pictures and posting twice a day.
I had to add this one...
I was mixing up some cake batter, with plans to let the kids blow out candles "Just because". I've learned that you don't need a good reason to have a good time. Did you know that you can buy cake mixes for sometimes under a dollar...and in my case I got free frosting with a coupon too. Throw in a few eggs, a splash of Crisco, 1 1/4 cups of water, and Voila! Major points with the kids in the cool parenting department, and a memorable moment made for years to come all for about $1.oo. Not bad.
So, as the beaters were humming, I started thinking about what to pretend celebrate, when it dawned on me that it was an important person's birthday today. Any guesses? You'll know him when I say his name- but don't necessarily celebrate his birthday each year. I happen to have a kid who loves history and stuff about America, so we did celebrate his birthday last year too. Give up?
It's President George W. Bush's birthday today. I don't know why I remembered this little known fact, but it was good timing, so I went along with it. I can't tell you a whole lot about what's happening in our nation's current events, and I could use some brushing up on our foreign affairs and policies (I figure I'll do this as I get closer to age 35 when I'm eligible to run for president...I'll expect a few of your votes too!), but I've always been taught to respect those in authority, and I think someone like the US President has certainly earned my respect. I don't know that we'll ever meet, but my kids enjoyed celebrating his birthday nonetheless. And me? I realized it's been awhile since I've written the word BUTTERCREAM on my nitty.gritty. blog. I forget that I don't need an excuse to do that either! So, here's to celebrating the president's birthday and enjoying calories straight from my favorite flavor of icing- Buttercream. Yum!

8 comments:

Melanie Slatina said...

Everday is someones birthday.. So I say lets celebrate everyday if it means we get buttercream frosting!!!
Melanie

shawnna said...

awesome -- wanted to say that if you play the grocery game -- check out the website -- you can often get the mixes for FREE -- yep i said it FREE

Kerry said...

Such a neat idea!

Thanks for always inspiring me to be a better mom!

I love that you're posting twice daily!!

Jenny said...

Buttercream is the best! Glad to get ideas so I can be a fun mom too! Happy Birthday George!

linda t said...

Jody, you are my favorite! I check your blogs daily and love telling my frends all about my new friend Jody!!!

Thank you for sharing your journey... thank you for giving your life away in this way... you are reaching more than you can imagine... and I can say for many that we are grateful to be a part of your process...

your phoenix phriend!

Anonymous said...

Try using buttermilk in place of the water in the cake mix(same amount). Makes the cake even better!

Suzelle said...

Happy Birthday George :)

Jody you are such a fun mama !!!!!!

manababies said...

It took me 5 years to realize how cheap cake mix is. All this time I've been making cakes from scratch, which makes it a bigger production than it has to be. The kids only care about the finished product, with the frosting and sparkles and candles on top (unless you have kids who like to "help out" in the kitchen). What another fun idea though. I'll have to give this a try.