while cleaning out my mom’s cupboards i noticed a little paper stuffed margarine tub that i always remembered seeing next to the sprinkles, toothpicks, and muffin papers. but i’d never looked in it and when i did i found the sweetest little musician candleholders that my dad’s mom used for his birthdays as a kid. elisha kept wanting to look at them and talk about them so i decided a cake was in order. orangette’s everyday cake made perhaps a bit less everyday looking with these guys on top. kind of reminds me a bit of a german style mariachi group.
elisha perks up pretty quickly when he notices musical instruments. for the last couple of months in miami, he pleaded with omar almost daily to pull out the guitars and sing. today while listening to baroque music in the car, he told me he heard cellos.
zin! zin! zin! a violin is a current favorite book of his. there is a picture of an orchestra in the book with ten instruments. he loves to point at the instruments and name them for me. at this point he’s wrong about 9 times out of 10 but it’s sweet.
he’s been crawling up on the piano bench the past few days and picks out some notes with his fingers. almost like he is thinking about it. asher inevitably crashes the party and just wants to pound keys and turn pages.