Monday, February 15, 2010

my valentines

This weekend we celebrated...

a record amount of Dallas snow

Tess's b-day (a month and a half after the date)
6 layers of love cake
Some people have birthday cake because they have kids but I have kids so I have more excuses for birthday cake. Heidi helped me with this one, she made the two strawberry layers and the delish fresh strawberry-butter-cream-cheese frosting. I made the dark chocolate and vanilla layers and polished off a large jar of Nutella lathering between each layer.
& a valentiney-Beatles-luv-themed concert in Deep Ellum
Tess as the vocals and playing the keyboard for "She's a Woman" by the Beatles. She was especially awesome.
The final valentine's note, this weekend Tom and I were playing Catch Phrase with some friends, (boys against girls) when his teammate gave the clue "this is what your wife does to you." Tom immediately rattled off "belittle, berate, humiliate." I'm still laughing over this as his intial reaction to what I do to him...but despite the belittlement I think Tom is hot and he is my favorite valentine.


merathon said...

love tom's comment!

but wait-- tess is in a band??? WOWZA! how did that happen?

Dona said...

Marvelous looking cake. Tess is amazing. Apparently you had children for cake and entertainment value--she is becoming quite the little rock star.

Lindsay said...

Next year I am coming to your house for my birthday. That cake looks like HEAVEN!

Nicole said...

Just to reiterate the above comments... W-O-W that cake looks amazing. I wish I was as big of a rock star as Tess! I love that you are encouraging her to do her music and providing opportunities to play in a band! And Tom's comment is priceless. Love you!

Tonia said...

Those YouTube vids take FOREVER to come up on my computer! Had to show it to Eliora though. She is starting piano this year and I thought it might be motivating!

Tonia said...

p.s. LOVE the hat Tess.