We spent our afternoon in the kitchen preparing Dean's birthday dinner. On the menu was shrimp and scallop lasagna, bruschetta on toasted bread and for dessert, nothing other than a chocolate cake.
Grace was in charge of the cake making - she's quite the baker I tell you. She knew well enough to avoid the temptation of sampling the batter before the sugar was added, since it was made with the ever bitter tasting cocoa powder. It's one of those lessons that she learned the hard way several years ago.
After dinner, Dean opened his presents. I made him a wool scarf (which happens to be my first completed knitting project) and Grace drew him a special birthday card with a "giant chocolate cake".
We hope we made his birthday a bit more special by adding our handmade touches!