Just a Bit Busy

November 30, 2009

Graham party 1

Listen.  Do you hear that?  Crickets.

I know things have been a little quiet here at Dana Treat.  Every so often I do so much cooking and planning that I have trouble getting back in to the kitchen.   Our Thanksgiving went over very well as I hope it did for you and your family.  I remember washing dishes at the end of the last year and thinking, “I never want to do this again”.  Aside from the turkey grease that seems to still be lurking around and the lingering smell of cigars in our dining room, I was happy to have hosted and I look forward to next year.

In addition to the holiday, this was a big weekend for us.  The 26th was the anniversary of the day Randy and I met nine years ago.  The 27th was my mom’s birthday.  The 28th was Graham’s fifth birthday and my wonderful friend Lauren’s 40th.  I made two huge layer cakes for Lauren’s party and bought Graham’s cake.  Bad mommy?  No, I just know what I can and can’t do well.  Graham wanted a bus cake.  I don’t do bus cakes.  Lauren wanted two big yummy cakes.  Those I can do.

Graham party 4

But Graham did have a big party with his buddies where we made pizzas and terrorized the poor patrons of California Pizza Kitchen.

Graham Party 2

Graham did a great job making pizza (I couldn’t help myself and had to get my hands in there).  I was proud of him for choosing pineapple and black olives for his pie and saying no to the pepperoni because “that’s meat”.

Graham party 3

As you can see, it was all about hugging the pretty girls, the cake, and the presents for my boy.


  1. Wow, you were busy! You are SUPER WOMAN! I am glad it went well-turkey and all:) I love the photos, your kids are too cute for words!

    Comment by Maria — November 30, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

  2. What a cutie! Hope you guys are all doing well. xox

    Comment by Tea — November 30, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

  3. What a handsome little, oh, big, boy. Happy birthday!!!

    Comment by Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food. — November 30, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

  4. love seeing the pictures of your real life. Sounds like quite the week… hope you get some yoga time ;)

    Comment by Sara — December 1, 2009 @ 12:12 am

  5. Phew! I thought I was busy. Happy Birthday to Graham – and all the grown-up kids too.

    Comment by Penny — December 1, 2009 @ 1:46 am

  6. Happy Birthday, Graham! (Good call on the bus cake, Mom. And cute sweater.)

    Comment by The Leftoverist — December 1, 2009 @ 4:12 am

  7. I checked back here a couple of times in the past week and wondered how you were getting on in your very busy kitchen.

    Happy birthday, Graham! And love your sweater.

    Comment by Hilary — December 1, 2009 @ 11:26 am

  8. Where did you get your adorable sweater?! I would certainly have gotten pizza sauce on it, but I still love to wear white!

    Comment by Heidi — December 1, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

  9. awwh, happy birthday to graham! (plus mom and lauren too). and happy anniversary to you, my dear. wow, thanksgiving AND a jam filled weekend of celebrations…can i just say, super woman?!?! you deserve some serious down time. did i mention, there’s a great spa on bainbridge? :)

    Comment by giao — December 2, 2009 @ 6:32 am

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