musical cake

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.

8 thoughts on “musical cake

  1. How fun! Isn’t it so interesting how each child can be so different? And, I don’t know why, but I’m constantly amazed at how they can focus in on such a distinct interest (in Elisha’s case, music) at such an early age. It will be interesting to see where this leads as he continues to grow!

  2. Wow, Miss Kate – those little guys ate just the cutest! I love stuff like that;). What a good mommy you are to make a cake for the occasion. I pray Omar is having a good and profitable trip. We look foreward to hearing all about it on Tuesday. Hugs all around, maggie

  3. “german style mariachi group” is exactly what i thought when i saw them! funny!

    i bet your parents are secretly hoping you guys never find a job so you can stay there with them. 🙂 i’m sure they’re delighting in you and those boys!

    p.s. psst: i’ve updating my blog recently!

  4. Kate, this is so cute. I think of you often as I’m making my way through these first weeks with Lily (feeling at times like I’m not going to make it), with hope that it will get easier and life will go on.

    Thank you for this little slice of life. 🙂

  5. thanks, all. now i just need to find a way to convince my mom that these little guys need to come with us to our new home…wherever that will be.

  6. Zin Zin Zin is a great book. Down the road, you might check out Meet the Orchestra as well. Not as exciting, but still fun to “meet” all the instruments.

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