Our Boys

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Special 1st Father's Day

While this isn't the first year that Brett got to celebrate Father's Day (Lucy and Tucker have always been good to him in the past), this was his first "real" Father's day and we did everything we could to make it special. I remember last father's day hoping and praying that it would be the last without a baby to make it special. Here we are a year later, and so blessed with a little man to help Brett celebrate his special day. 

Daddy and almost all his presents. Not pictured is his new iPhone!

 The cutest little feet in the world after being dipped in blue ink to make 
daddy's present.
Brett has grown into the role of Daddy so easily. He has amazed me with how easy he makes it seem and how unconditionally he loves Owen. He is a blessed little boy to have a dad who is not the least bit shy about showing him as much affection as possible.
To end this special day, brett and I each had a slice of this heaven - Chocolate Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. (recipe compliments of Southern Plate) The picture doesn't do it justice but it was delicious. The cake was perfectly moist without falling apart and the frosting, well, let's just say I almost didn't need the cake to eat it!

I also feel very lucky to have a wonderful Dad myself. He and I have a special relationship and it is even more special to see your Dad be so so overjoyed with your own child.

Chocolate Velvet Cake

1 Box any flavor of chocolate cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
1 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup milk
1/4 Cup oil
3 eggs
1-2 tsp butter flavoring (can substitute vanilla)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 heaping T cocoa powder, plus more for dusting pans
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease pans with shortening and dust with cocoa powder. Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl, except chocolate chips. Mix about two minutes, or until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Divide evenly among prepared pans and let cook until done, about 25 minutes. Let sit in pans for ten minutes before turning out to cool completely. 

Cream Cheese Icing

8 ounces cream cheese
1 stick margarine or butter
3 1/2 to 4 cups confectioner’s sugar 
1-2 tsp butter flavoring (can substitute Vanilla)

Soften cream cheese and margarine by leaving out on counter until it reaches room temperature. Combine the two in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Add sugar. Mix until smooth. Add flavoring and mix some more until well incorporated and icing is creamy. Ice cooled cake.

1 comment:

Emmy said...

I love looking at all of your pictures, what a beautiful family you have! :) I think Owen looks like you!

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