Friday, May 11, 2007 I'm 17 minutes late...

...but to be fair, I started this before 12.

And also...photoshop is hard, dude. And maybe I might have been watching Family Guy. Just a little.

So! Today (well...yesterday...the 10th! Of May!) is my Granny's birthday! Her 84th birthday to be exact! Yay Granny!

Granny is the best granny ever! When I was little, we used to spend hours (and all of her quarters) at Roses riding the little plastic horsies. it was just me who rode the horsies, but she was standing there watching the whole time. And we all know how important it is for grown-ups to "watch ME!" when we're little. Looking back on it now, I'm convinced that she enjoyed that just as much, if not more, as me! We also used to build "super card houses" on her rug in the living room. They had the best carpet for card houses. You could stand up one card! These things had 4 and 5 stories sometimes. And the best part was always knocking them over at the end of the day (although, sometimes my granddad got that honor...hee hee...I think knocking stuff over is a guy thing).

Since she's gotten older and isn't able to cook all the things that had become traditions, like her sour cream cinnamon coffee cake (a Christmas breakfast staple) I've been trying to figure out some of her cooking secrets. So since I was meeting up with my parents on Tuesday, I thought I'd try to bake the coffee cake and send some home with them so Granny could have some of the cake that she lovingly prepared all those years for her birthday. I spoke with her today and she said that she loved it! Which makes me pretty darn happy. Also, my mom said it was fantastic, which means SO much. It took me awhile, (and many "eh" kind of coffee cakes) to figure out that she used the recipe as a "guide", but once I got over my fear of screwing it up forever (can't quite figure out how I got that in my crazy head) I tweaked some of the ingredients and lo and behold! Granny's coffee cake! Yay!

So Happy Birthday Granny! You're the best! I love you!

-your favorite grandchild


Arlene said...

This is your best post!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

barnmouse said...

Aww! Thank you!

(and Granny thanks you too!)