Seeing the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Thomas (who often gets shortchanged because of homeschooling), I asked him to be my helper as we made the blueberry gingerbread cake.
Heck, he was just excited to get to play with our new kitchen tool -- the hand mixer.
My mom never had one of these, so it never occurred to me (until last week) to get one. This has to be one of the most fun tools for kids! They get to mix stuff fast and it doesn't make noise. (we're noise wimps around here, so this is a big plus).
Thomas and I had a great time making the cake without interruption. He told me stories, cracked the eggs, added all the ingredients, and mixed like a pro. Look at that mixing action!
Later on, I set the table with our wonderful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and, after a great dinner and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday To You," we dug into our dessert. I opted not to take any "after" pictures because, well, dinnertime can be pretty gruesome at times here at Chez Ouiz. That's what the fuzzy roomba is for.
Next feast day is tomorrow: St. Peter Claver!