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Want to see some turtles?

If you’re one of the ones that use Facebook to keep track of my doings, you know that I tried my hand at making turtle rolls for Sonia’s birthday yesterday.

The verdict?

They’re cute.


But cute.

Joshua loves all herps, but he put in a special request for his favorite type of reptile.

I did take pictures of the process, so next week I’ll show you how to make these, in case there’s a turtle-obsessed person in your life too. 😉

Also, I did manage to make something that looked sort of like a sea turtle cake.

I looked at an online photo of a sea turtle, hacked up two layers of a not-from-a-box chocolate cake, and slapped lots of buttercream frosting on to hold it all together.

Beautiful cake-making is not one of the skills on my resume (and lack of inspiration to get better at it is what keeps me from investing time in that skill. I’d really just rather bake bread!), but my kids somehow are always thrilled with the sloppy cakes that come out of my kitchen.

Even Joshua, who is acutely aware that a snapping turtle doesn’t look quite like this, was sincerely impressed (either that, or he’s just getting really good at being polite.).

And Sonia was definitely happy with it, which is what really matters.

We gave her presents too, of course (wrapped in cloth gift bags and reusable boxes).

This picture is blurry, but it’s the only one I have right now of what appears to have been her favorite present…a very fuzzy, very soft turtle blanket.

There were more turtle-y presents too…I’m sure that those of you with eagle eyes will spot them in future photos on Joshua’s blog or mine. 😉

See you tomorrow for Food Waste Friday!

Today’s 365 post: Sometims Mr. FG puts his foot down.

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Friday 4th of March 2011

Those turtles are soo cute! My dad and brother routinely call me turtle because of how slowly I do routine things. It's kind of a mascot now, and whenever my brother travels he brings me a turtle. I'd love it if someone made me some turtle rolls!


Friday 4th of March 2011

Maybe Sonia ate enough bread and cake to tip the scale at 40 pounds! :)


Thursday 3rd of March 2011

Great adorable idea. I hope they had lots of fun.


Thursday 3rd of March 2011

You're so creative! I think everything turned out perfectly. :)


Thursday 3rd of March 2011

Those turtles are awesome. My son's fourteen, but I'm baking him a batch this weekend.

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