Alex decided to try to bake a cake from scratch. He found this recipe for a homemade strawberry cake that was so moist coming out of the oven that it fell apart when he tried to remove it from the pans.
Here's how it looked after he fixed it up a little with frosting. Despite its horrid appearance, it was actually a VERY tasty cake. Everyone loved it. I'll post the recipe on the other blog.
We took Little Mouse to the pool for her first swim.
I had a little fun with dinner for the girls on April Fool's Day. We had cupcakes for dinner, and spaghetti and meatballs for dessert. Princess M and Banana Girl were so excited when they saw these coming out for dinner. They were a little thrown back when they took a bite though, and realized it was meatloaf with colored mashed potatoes on top rather than a sweet treat. Even so, they tasted great and the girls ate them despite the initial disappointment. I'll post the recipe.
We also had a picnic down by the San Pedro river yesterday with some friends, and had a BBQ dinner with some other friends today after conference (which by the way was very uplifting. What great talks we were blessed with this weekend!) Yes, it's been a really fun week for us all.
You know, we've been very blessed to meet some really awesome people here so quickly with whom we've really clicked with as a family, as well as been able to renew some of our old friends from when we lived here before, nearly 5 years ago. I never would have guessed that we would feel so well established and surrounded by friends so soon after moving back here. It's really been quite the blessing; and I'm very grateful for it!