This year their birthday fell on a busy Wednesday. Lizzie and I did not get home from guitar lesson until almost 7 o'clock...so we invited Meemaw and Grandad over for cake and ice cream...no dinner.
We found the Cherry Chocolate Chip and the Vanilla ice creams at Trader Joes. The soy yogurt is really...
...homemade chocolate ice cream made from coconut milk. Lizzie and Maggie made it. Yummy! Rich chocolate flavor.
Lizzie and Maggie made their birthday cake...lemon poppyseed. A twin favorite.
This morning Maggie and Allen brought in two large bowls of honey...the first this season.
The honey is delicious...and a great color!
The next few pictures are for our homesick Anna. She loves Africa and her time there...but she's still homesick. So that is our prayer for her this week.
Our porch is falling apart on all four sides. Not good! We don't know what is causing it. The insurance man came out as well as two builders...but we still don't know what is causing it. One theory is that the wood shrunk since this was the first wood that the feds required to be arsenic-free. Another theory is that the lack of arsenic made the screws corrode. Who knows!
Ranger the cat has a pet salamander.
And these are Allen's chickens. They are already much bigger with all their feathers.
Have to include a few pictures of painting. Here's Lizzie,
and Daddy...wait! wrong picture.
Here's Daddy. So you see, Anna, we are getting some painting done! And you can also see that Daddy no longer needs crutches...just the boot...which is now speckled with white paint.
Last week I bought these from the Pine View Amish grocery in Mechanicsville. The left is dehydrated green beans (that are now gone) and the sunflower seeds are honey roasted. Delicious!
I snapped this picture of Lizzie going to babysit Clara. She took puzzles, a baby animal book, and playdough. She's all prepared!
Sarah made lemon chicken for us on Tuesday. It was as pretty as it was delicious. I especially liked the capers. Thanks, Sarah.
Lizzie experimented with a banana cake recipe. I really liked this cake!
Many blessings ~ Kathie