22 October 2009

An Apple A Day...


As part of our Autumn unit study we've been learning some fun facts about apples. We really enjoyed this book on Johnny Appleseed~the illustrations are beautiful! And since we all love apples, one of our fall traditions is to make our favorite apple cake. Today seemed an appropriate day to do that:)

The Princess had a blast cracking her first egg and helping with the mixer. It was fun making this recipe with her. She's the fourth generation in my family to make this cake~the recipe was handed down from my mother's mother.
Its so simple and yet so incredibly delicious, the kind of cake that gets better each day.
We thought it would be fun to take it over to share with my parents before they leave tomorrow for a trip to Alaska. It was a fun evening: eating cake and listening to my dad read stories to the kiddos. Its one of their favorite things to do together. I have to admit that I love to sneak in and listen to them, too~especially when its a story that he read to me as a child~wonderful memories!

6 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Sounds like you had a lovely apple day. Clarice

Betsy said...

I made your apple cake last week for The Mister to take to work. Boy, it was hard to send the whole thing out of the house without a taste! ha-ha...but he said it was yummy and completely devoured! I do remember last year it being really good. Now I need to bake one that will stay here!

Michelle M. said...

Looks delicious! Love the sweet photo of storytime.

Holly said...

Looks like an awesome activity! I love the last photo too. :)

Shannon said...

That looks delicious! I need to check out the antique stores in Van Buren. I love going to ones in different towns. :)

joyce:waddleeahchaa.com said...

Time spent with grandpa is the best! :)