Graduation cake

So busy around here with cake orders,  here is one for a beautiful girl named Ariele.  Thank you to the D’s family for their order from Patticakes.  Alexandra and I had lots of fun putting this one together.

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Mother’s Day for a mother of 8

Don’t ask a mother of 8 what she wants for Mother’s Day, it may cost you. Not money but time! I am not a very materialistic person so I guess that statement does not work for all moms but for me, there is really nothing that I need. Maybe a new pair of clog style burkis (birkenstocks).
When my family asked me this question I knew exactly how to respond. What could be better than a day in bed. Here is what I got, Poppa made me belgian waffles (I didn’t even think he knew we had a waffle iron) with blueberries and strawberries covered with maple syrup and whipped cream and a side of crispy bacon.
Olivia was taken downstairs and only brought up for nursing time, the kids checked in on me periodically to make sure I did not need anything. I rested, watched a great tear jerker movie with Alexandra, cuddled with Christopher and John Paul, received a pretty good massage from Poppa and just vegged out (lay like broccoli). For dinner Poppa made a really great churasco with his wonderful mashed potatoes topped with a creamy tomato and mozzarella sauce.
Before all this, we went to morning mass and Ronnie crowned Our Lady at the May crowning mass. She was so excited to do it since years past her sisters each got to place the crown on Our Lady’s head.
Before bed, Nicholas gave me a great foot rub and brushed my hair out (love this!!)

So next year instead of more things you may not really want or end up using, you may want to ask for a non-commercially bought present, I know I will.
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