Buzz and I were also pretty productive. We cooked up a jumbo batch of potato kugel that should get us through Shabbat and the chagim, and we baked a double batch of chocolate-chip-cookie-sticks to stock up the freezer stash.
Our big project today was baking Phil's super-awesome birthday cake! A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine had a 'house moving sale' and I snagged an awesome 10-cup Nordicware bundt pan shaped like a castle! I saved it specifically for this birthday occasion and it was SO worth the wait!
I'm not gonna lie. I was suuuuper anxious about the prospect of flipping the cake out of the pan. Thank G-d - I was relieved, surprised, and thrilled when the cake popped right out of the pan with absolutely no issues! Ohmygoodness! SO much excitement! Buzz and I did a happy dance and shrieked for a bit while we sat around the table and watched it cool.
Finally it was present time! Phil was not expecting the surprise that Freddie and I had thought up for her. For weeks she tried to puzzle out what it was - but we definitely got her good. Below is her reaction when she realized what it was...(she was laughing a whole lot.)
Then sadly, it was time for us to do our usual 'dash' to get Buzz into bed since he was crashing. We had a blast though! Please invite us back again soon...