I have two big stories to share from the weekend. First – we found fall!
|at the park, Friday afternoon|
Friday was a glorious fall day. Holly and I enjoyed an afternoon walk in the park, soaking up sunshine and marveling at the colors. Well, I did … Holly chased after and barked at squirrels.
The main event, though, was Sam’s first birthday party. He turned one on Wednesday (can you believe it’s been a year already?!) and we celebrated with family and friends on Saturday afternoon. I had the privilege of baking the cakes (a roasted apple spice cake from Smitten Kitchen). The baking took much of Friday (and nearly all my pans) and I finished them Saturday morning. Happy to report – they turned out beautifully!
I made a two-layer 7×11 cake for the guests and a two-layer 5″ round for the birthday boy. (I made the full cake recipe and there was also enough batter for a short loaf cake … which I am still enjoying.) It took Sam a few minutes to get the whole “smash cake” thing
but he did figure it out eventually
with a little help from his brother. Of all the photos I took, this one is my favorite.
But this one, from my sister, is my new lock screen photo.
|selfie session photo bombed!|
and here’s the best of what Charlie captured when he pushed the camera button.
It was a good thing all that fun happened Saturday; we needed yesterday to rest!
I saw snow pop up in my Instagram feed yesterday. Yikes – it’s still October! But not, I guess, for much longer. Still, here’s to a wonderful FALL week!