Yesterday, I drove home to Pennsylvania for my Mom’s 60th birthday party. My two uncles (her brothers) and I have been planning it for a few weeks. She knew we were going out to dinner, but she didn’t know that we had invited as many people as we did or that we had rented out the private room.
I stopped yesterday to pick up her cakes. Yes, cakes! I dropped one off at the restaurant and took one home.
When we got to the restaurant, she was surprised and wondered how the cake got there. I’m not stupid – I know I would want my own cake! I knew we’d all finish the cake at the restaurant, so I got one for her to have at home today (her actual birthday).
Look at all that buttercream!
Anyway, she was definitely surprised at dinner and it was so nice that all of our family and a ton of her friends came out to celebrate. We all ordered drinks, appetizers, and dinner. The best part though? The cake!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I LOVE YOU!
My mom likes this specific cake called “silver batter” from a local bakery. They basically just don’t use the egg yolks, but I swear they add almond extract or something to the batter. It is absolutely delicious. We all dug in.
This picture pretty much sums up the relationship between me & my mom with food. She is clearly staring down her friend’s cake to see if hers is bigger, and I am patiently waiting to dig into the piece in front of me. While everyone else is not even paying attention. I’m totally kidding. Sort of.
Again, me and my mom = faces in cake. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I took a few photos with friends and family. These are my two uncles (her brothers).
Bob, Marilyn, & Bill.
This is her friend Jane, who is hilarious! My mom and Jane have been friends since before I was born.
Everyone had a great time and I’m so thankful to everyone who made it out to celebrate with my Mom. She was really happy!
I woke up today not really hungry, but after about 15 minutes of being awake I got a craving for eggs. My mom had this amazing super grainy/seedy bread from Wegman’s (who else knows and loves Wegman’s?) that I used to make an open faced egg and cheese sandwich. Runny eggs are the only way to do it.
I also had a cup of homemade dunkin coffee.
Excuse my lazy morning iPhone photos.
I thought I’d maybe go for a run this morning, but I’ll probably just eat a piece of cake instead.
Off to celebrate and spend time with Mommy!