Saturday, November 6, 2010


Oh, the fox went out on a chilly night
and he prayed to the moon to give him light.
For he'd many miles to go that night
before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o
for he'd many miles to go that night
before he reached the town-o.

Genevieve turned five!  She appears to be addicted to the old song about the fox - she liked the book illustrated by Peter Spier and now she has the CD. I feel like a fuddy-duddy buying a CD, but it was simpler than trying to buy an ipod and all the business that went with it.  I mean, I have a CD player already.

We indulged her food requests for the birthday celebration.  First, she wanted pizza and french fries and I confess I freaked a little (it's like choosing purple and pink in combination! icky).  But I asked her the day before her birthday and she still wanted pizza, but instead of fries, she wanted miso soup.  THAT'S MY GIRL. 

So we had miso soup and sushi for lunch and pizza for dinner.  And she wanted a pumpkin cheesecake for her birthday cake, for the little family party we had. I used the Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake recipe in Simply in Season and was disappointed.  The flavors are not strong enough, in my opinion. 

They never ate such a meal in their life
and the little ones chewed on the bones-o, bones-o, bones-o. . . .


  1. Love that song. Who did the recording you bought? Peter, Paul and Mommy?

  2. You can tell she's overcome with joy! And, I see a french press - do you prefer your coffee that way? I've been wondering if I should get one.

  3. Sweet. You're a good mama. :-)

  4. Aww... her expression in the first photo is very sweet. It looks like she was happy even if the cheesecake wasn't as flavorful as you would have liked, and that is the mark of success!

  5. Happy Birthday Genevieve, hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your new CD.
    florrie x

  6. Smart little girl...pumpkin cheesecake!I'm like you, I like a stronger ,spicy pumpkin pie.Cute pictures!

  7. Happy BIRTHday to you, mama dear!

    I love the picture of you holding her. Was she overcome with bashfulness?

  8. DB, yes, fabulously.

    Eva, we like the French press because it makes strong coffee. We do use an electric drip too.

    JJ, yes, surprisingly. Ages and stages are so funny.

  9. Happy Birthday, sweet G! And many wishes for your own fond memories as you watch her grow and remember the happy day that she was born. What a blessing!

    Sweet, sweet photos of the two of you.


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