Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Last Saturday was my wonderful husband's birthday.

 We had dinner at home with the kids. I made him a favorite, chicken pot pie.

I found a chocolate cake recipe on Food Gawkers and had to try it. It's called Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake and it took me forever. (I messed up on 2 of the layers and had to start over!) But it was really good, though I think we decided the top layer should just be whipped cream instead of white chocolate- it was a little too sweet.

Rick got some great presents, including this chess set:

And we admired Tad's newest accomplishment, standing up and trying to balance on his own.

 I have been sick with a bug  for the last few days. Laying around, drinking tea, and watching TV. I don't feel like doing much, but I have done a little crocheting for an afgan (closed granny squares) and some quilting.

The quilting is almost done. Then the binding and I'm ready to start another one. I already have fabrics and an idea in mind. I'll show it soon.

It feels so much like spring out. Is there anything better than hearing birds singing in the morning? Well, I'm sure there is, but I'm loving it right now:)


Sandy said...

WOW... I can't believe how big your baby is...time sure does fly. Wasn't he just born? Such a cutie!
I'd like to dive into that cake..oh my, it looks delish.
Hope you feel better real soon...looks like you've made some progress, even though feeling under the weather.
Have a great day.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby and that quilt is gorgeous!! I am so jealous of you quilters.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!
Tad is adorable and getting so big. Cindy your quilt is gorgeous, beautiful job as always. I could go for your chicken pot pie right about now!
Hugs Rosemary...xx
P.S. Get well soon.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Family birthdays are always so fun! Happy birthday to your husband. What a sweet cherub of a baby! Your crochet and quilt have such pretty colors!

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himiko said...

Oh my, if I didn't live so far away, I'd be over in a jiffy to have a big slice of that chocolate cake! it looks delicious.
It actually reminds me of the recipee of a similar cake I have been holding onto for ages but never had the nerve to try....

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! That cakes look so delicious!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Your quilt is coming along beautifully!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Did you have a birthday, too? I love your beautiful quilt...the colors are so nice together! Enjoy your weekend! ♥♥♥