My older boy turned 6 last Friday! He had been eagerly anticipating it all week and couldn’t wait to open all his presents and eat his cake. Of course we had to first get through our usual busy Friday with swim class in the morning, PM kindergarten, a science class after school and playtime in the playground after that. The birthday boy asked for burgers for his birthday meal – specifically In N Out!
He had also asked for a chocolate strawberry cake, so I had been looking around for a good recipe. Finally I combined two I found online. See my Weekend Cooking post for details!
Saturday night chirashi
The 3yo (soon to be 4!) couldn’t wait to start reading this book.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Mad Men Season 7
Now that I’ve gotten to season 7 I’ve slowed down… I don’t want it to end! That sounds so silly…
Bossypants – Tina Fey
The last audiobook I listened to was Ann Patchett’s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage and I listened to it at 1.25x which was just right for me. But man does Tina Fey talk fast. At 1.25x it feels like it’s 2x.
Yorkshire Gold with milk
A very beautiful short film about the woman who holds the record for Arctic free diving
12 circus novels (Booklist Reader)
Ursula K Le Guin reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology (The Guardian)
Reader and volunteer signups for the April Dewey’s Readathon are up!
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett (Finally! I am so bad at audiobooks but I really enjoyed this collection)
The Woman Next Door – Yewande Omotoso (ADORED IT!)
Superman/Wonder Woman: Power Couple Charles Soule (Writer), Tony S. Daniels (Penciller), Paulo Siqueira (Penciller), Eddie Barrows (Penciller), Barry Kitson (Artist) (From the husband’s collection – I am not a fan of Superman but was attracted to the idea of the two of them being together!)
Weekend Cooking: Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
That cake looks delicious! Happy birthday to your (not so) little guy!
I just finished Lillian Boxfish! What do you think of it?
Happy birthday to your son! Yay cake!
That cake looks amazing!
I love it when my little boy (almost 6) plops down in the floor at the library and starts reading. it give me great joy.
I just added Lillian Boxfish to my TBR last week when i saw it come through the library where I work. I’ll get to it someday! 🙂
I loved Mad Men! I just started Season 2 of Outlander and I’m going to be SO SAD when I finish.
I keep hearing good stuff about Outlander but I don’t have cable so I may have to wait until one of the streaming apps finally gets it??
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Yeah, I rented the show from my library actually!
Happy birthday to your kiddo! The cake looks delish!
Thank you! He had a great day!
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