Yesterday was Leap Day and the twin's first birthday!
They are officially four years old but this is the first time in four years they actually got to celebrate February 29th! So, it was pretty special. My mom flew in late Monday night so she could be here for the big day that only happens once in a leap year and we're planning a party on Saturday. My friend came over with party hats and presents (super sweet!) and my mom brought a FABULOUS recipe for cakes in a cup that cook in one minute. Seriously awesome, mom. The kids had a blast making their own cakes and it's instant gratification. I just can't get over how EASY this recipe is and how much FUN it was to make! Even me, with all my culinarily challenged capabilities, was able to make these without a fuss. Three cheers for a Happy Birthday and cakes in a cup!!
Here's what you'll need:
1 box One-Step Angel Food Cake (the just add water kind)
1 box Cake mix of your choice (we used strawberry)
1 gallon ziploc bag
Microwaveable safe average sized coffee cups and/or tea cups (not glass)
Easy as 1-2-3 directions:
1. Mix both boxes of cake mix together in a ziploc bag. Let the kids toss it around a bit.
2. Add 2 T of water to your teacup and 3 T of the cake mix. Stir.
3. Pop in the microwave for ONE MINUTE and it's done! Add some whipped topping if it makes you happy.
Happy Birthday, Astair and Boston!
My Dearest Astair,
You are my sunshine!! Your heart is so light and your smile so carefree. You teach me everyday to enjoy life! You dance your way into our hearts and your little lilting laugh is the sweetest melody I've ever heard. You're my flower child, running through fields and bringing me bouquets. You are such a delight! I love you with all my heart and soul.
My Boston Boy,
You fill our home with love and personality!! You have the biggest heart and I look forward to your wide arm bear hugs and your "I love you's" every single day. I love the way you love people and you're always looking out for your brothers and sister. You never leave anyone behind. You're strong and sensitive and absolutely charming! You have my heart completely.
On a Side Note: I'm sharing over HERE today and I kind of broke out into a teeny tiny cold sweat when it posted because it's painfully honest...