Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Monkey Cake

So here it is, unveiled two days before little Allie's birthday: the Monkey Cake that she wanted her JuJu to make for her!

Two-year-old Allie most likely is not going to surf the 'net before her party on Saturday (which we will miss because of a little bit of R&R in Albuquerque), and I'd think that her parents, Wes and Susan, won't let the monkeys out of the sack, either.

Judy loves making these cakes, and every time she spends untold hours on one I am just absolutely amazed by her talent. She worked on the icing-based monkeys for an evening or two, baked the cake this morning before work, and then iced and decorated it all after a full day at MHMR. Now it's 9:30 p.m., and we haven't even started dinner yet. But she knows that Allie will be tickled, and that's all she needs to make it through another tough day.

And Noah, just in case you see the picture, you'll be pleased that your very boy-like fashion advice of two blue candles was followed. (Of course, you also suggested that all the balloons and all the party hats be blue as well, but that seemed just a bit too, well, blue. To be four again....)


1 comment:

mkimball said...

What a great cake!