Jedi masters

Sunday night Rachel had us over for dinner to celebrate her son's 4th birthday. His name is Jack and he's into Star Wars (among a number of other things) at the moment, so the light sabers Brett bought him (with light and sound effects!) were a huge hit.
Me blowing bubbles with the birthday boy's little sister

Popular with us was the sangria and the huge platter of grilled veggies, steak, chicken and fish we all enjoyed together before presents were opened.


Jack and Uncle Brett doing battle in between dinner and cake.

The meal was so good in fact, that I recreated it here at home tonight for Brett and I. We're still working on our pitcher of sangria. I was pleased with my mixed grill, but then I grilled some peaches to have over ice cream, and it kind of fell flat. The little doughnut peaches aren't optimal for grilling, lesson learned. Last night Rachel served the Chantilly Berry Cake from Whole Foods. Or as we like to call it, The Crack Cake. I'm generally opposed to store-bought birthday cakes (my mama had mad kitchen skills back in the day) but their berry cake with its whipped cream frosting is amazing.

6 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Cue the "Awwwww!"

Toad said...

Kids that age are the best. May the force be with him always , Obi
Wan

home before dark said...

I agree with Toad. There is something magical about a child, particularly a boy, who so believes in the power of magic. During those years our son took Princess Leah, tied her to the shower handle and sat her on the ledge of the tub. He'd swing Leah from one side and Luke Skywalker, the ultimate good, was waiting on the other side to rescue her. I am not sure soap was applied to the director's body, but a sure lot of water was washed over him during the battle. Sometimes that's the best you can hope for.(And yes, I made made star wars BD cakes...for years.)

shannon said...

but what are your feelings about birthday pies? cakes elude me, but man, i can bake a pie...

maison21 said...

little kids are the best. looks like fun.

Karena said...

David, It must have been a fun party by the photos! I will have to get the cake for a special occasion!

Karena
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