Happily, though, we were heading to the airport, and 9 hours and three time zones later were in warm, sunny Los Angeles, home of palm trees, lemon trees, and best of all,
my two grandaughters, Makaila and Sienna, here playing with the surprises we brought for them, two little hand-made crayon aprons we picked up last month in Amish Country. (see posts from 2/23/2015 - 2/25/ 2015).
The aprons have been a big hit, so well-loved in such a short time that they're already missing a couple of
So there was decorating to do, tables to set, gift-bags to fill,
By early Sunday morning the house was almost ready for the party.
Makaila had requested a pink heart-shaped cake with flowers on it.
Now, there's actually a trick to making a good-sized heart-shaped cake.
It calls for a square pan and a round pan:
As it turned out Maria didn't own an electric mixer, but that was all right, I was able to mix the batter by hand,
Then one by one children and parents started going home until all the guests were gone,
But the memory was so sweet.