Monday, May 28, 2007

Our Memorial Day

We had a nice and quiet Memorial Day. Whenever there was a break from the rain the girls and Benjamin played on their scooters and enjoyed the first popsicles of summer.

Susan recently shared her recipe for Strawberry "Poke" Cake and I thought it would be perfect for our BBQ.

Here Grace is poking holes in the cake with a wooden spoon. They get filled with strawberry jello!

Grace made the whole cake by herself! Thank you for the recipe, Susan, we all loved it!

Later in the afternoon we went to the used book store and then had two single friends from church over for dinner. Phillip grilled up some chicken and finished it just as it began pouring rain again. I will share what I got at the book store later this week!

One more thing before I go...

Becky left me a comment today saying how I burst her bubble by having Little Debbie snacks in my pantry. :0) She suggested serving them on a crystal platter and I wanted to let everyone know that that is exactly how I serve Little Debbie Snacks! ;0)

Have a great week!


Lyndy said...

Oh goodness My Little Debbie's are just in a box in the pantry. :)

Sounds like you had a nice day with your family...days like this are a true blessing.

Anita said...

Hi Kelli!

I knew you would LOVE my new profil photo... ;-))))) BIG SMILE!

Nice to hear that you had a great Memorial Day with a delicious strawberrie cake made by Grace!

We had a rainy week-end too and that was such a pity since we had visitors who stayed overnight (my mom and her partner).

It's still raining now.... ;-((

Have a wonderful week!

Best wishes from Germany!


P.S.: THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who visited my blog on Show & Tell Friday! XOX

Melissa said...

Wow! The kids are getting big! Their scooters do look fun. Maggie, next door, was helping Jacob ride hers the other day.
The cake sounds awesome! I'm definitely trying that! That's great that Grace made it all by herself. She's a mini-Martha alright ;)
That's cute about the little Debbie Snacks! heehee

Rebecca said...

Great job Grace-you are taking after your Mama!

Glad to hear you had a Happy Memorial Day. Thankfully, it sounds, that the rain held off for the morning parades and such.

Ours was a busy day with unpacking-and not much fun. We did have a cookout on the patio.

Have a great day, Kelli!

Unknown said...

hahahahahahahahahahaha Oh that just made my day! Sooooo funny. I love your sense of humor Kelli!

Looks like you were able to have a lot of fun in between the rain drops.

Susan P. said...

Kelli, please tell Grace that her cake looked AWESOME ~ she is so creative, I just loved how she made the smiley face out of strawberries!! Way to go, Grace:o)
BTW, doesn't everybody serve their Little Debbie snacks on a crystal dish? Personally, I serve mine on a silver platter;o) LOL

Henny Penny said...

Can't beat a strawberry smile!

CONNIE W said...

You have the same Little Debbie snacks that are my favorites. And I love the little cinnamon rolls too. I keep mine in a bread box so there's no platter!

Heather said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! We made Susan's poke cake yesterday, too, and we all thought it was so good!! Come over to my blog if you'd like to take part in a mail exchange :)

Paula said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day together as a family. I love those kinds of days! :)

Lori said...

We love those jello cakes at our house too.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Memorial Day!

LBP said...

Love Little Debbie Cakes! Love strawberry poke cake too and it's been ages since I made it! Thanks for the reminder.

Gena said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Memorial Day. I'm going to let my girls try to make that cake - it looks yummy.

Also, I'm a little jealous of your rain. Here in Georgia, we are not getting any! It is so dry. I would love a big thunderstorm or two right about now.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend!
Love the fact that you put the little debbie's out on a platter! They totally deserve it.

God bless :)

Christine said...

I am glad you had a fun Memorial day! What a beautiful cake, Grace! Blessings!

Jenn4Him said...

Little Debbies on crystal? I'll have to give it a try. We were at an antique store yesterday and I saw a little tea cup like the one you showed recently. I almost bought it, but decided to let it go. I am still unpacking and don't really need more things around. Have a great week.

Momma Roar said...

Ooooh, those are my hubbies favorites. I'm partial to swiss rolls! :D

theups said...

I LOVE Little Debbie's on the platter!! That's too cute!!

And I am dying to make Susan's cake! It looks soo good on her site and now yours, too!!

Mrs. U

Jodi said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Memorial Day! Grace, your cake looks yummo! :o)

HsKubes said...

Grace did a wonderful job on the cake. It looks so happy to get eaten. ;o)
What a great way to serve Little Debbies. And I can't wait to see what you got from the book store. What fun!

~ Christina

Carole Burant said...

Glad to hear you had such a lovely Memorial Day. I made that cake once before, many years ago...I had completely forgotten about it! Grace did a wonderful job with it!! xox

Anonymous said...

Great job on the cake, Grace!! The smiley face is so cute!! :-)