With six children and keeping in mind the impact of what we do on the environment and our financial means, we keep birthdays simple.
When the children are old enough, the get decide what I will serve them for each meal on their special day and what activities they would like to do, usually right here at home.
Sunday was Abraham's second birthday. It was made more special by having my mother and step-father here from Connecticut and his godparents which are our neighbors.
~ Abraham eating his breakfast with his birthday crown on.~
~We enjoyed cake and ice cream.~
~his gift of beeswax crayons in a handmade wool felt holder~
Abraham is truly a joy. He is happy, outgoing, loves to "talk" with people, and give big hugs. We are truly blessed.
Here is the birthday cake recipe I usually bake.
Vanilla Yogurt Cake
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
5 T. oil or melted butter
1 cup sugar (organic sugar cane or raw sugar)
1 t. vanilla
1 cup vanilla yogurt
I combine the wet ingredients and whisk together and then add the dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a pan and bake at 350 degrees. The time will vary depending on the kind of pan used. I like using my pan with the tube in the middle and that needs to bake for about 50 minutes.
Enjoy and warm wishes, Tonya