Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Mix

This is an old photo of Z. His grandmother made the little apron he's wearing. He looks so cute in it. See how careful he's being not to miss out on any of the chocolate cake mixture? Mmmmm. Yummo!

We are going away for a few days today to stay with PJ's parents at their holiday house and yesterday I made a cake to take with us. I had Justin Townes Earle's latest album up loud as I sifted and measured and stirred.

The cake turned out perfectly, I had a great sing-a-long and the kitchen was clean once I'd finished baking. Everything was good, albeit uneventful. It might be easier to bake on my own, but it's so much more fun when Z's around.

Growing up with three sisters, it was such a treat when I got to lick the bowl and I still relish in this quiet joy when I bake. But I would give up that simple happiness in half a heartbeat to see that pleasure on Z's face, (along with all the cake mix).

Z is away with his mum and we are heading off to meet them today, then we'll take Z with us to stay with PJ's folks.

Thanks for looking after our house and birds while we're away, Ping and Hal! 

See you all next week.

Happy Passover and happy Easter!


ms. delisha said...

Happy Holiday Away to you and your gorgeous bunch!

Fiona said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter :)

As someone who hopes to make the change and eventually move to the beautiful Daylesford area I get great pleasure in reading your blog. Cake baking and now James Townes Earle, just wow.

Thank you!

joy! said...

My kids love the bowl and beaters, too! What messy good fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Meg said...

Thanks for the comment, Fiona!

Fiona said...

Woops, I meant to write Justin, not James. :)