February 12, 2013
Mia is an awesome big sister. Sure, she and Owen do their fair share of approximating a mixed martial arts competition in our living room. Every one of his visits to her room ends quickly and abruptly with a get out and he's taken quite a few unwarranted swings at her. But her true colors show on weekend like this past one, tough since Owen was king of the world for his birthday.
Months ago Mia emptied a drawer in her dresser where she was determined to keep everything she was going to make for Owen for his birthday. True to her word, she decorated her wrapped gift with hand-made stickers and cards and even boxed up a superhero cape she'd made herself. More impressive was the cake she baked.
This was two layers of chocolate cake goodness with two types of frosting - chocolate in the middle and vanilla all around - that she researched herself, noted all the ingredients, went shopping for (she did everything but drive and pay) and made. Actually, made twice because of a somewhat catastrophic cake disaster which necessitated baking two more layers. She colored the frosting blue - Owen's favorite color - and decorated it with his favorite candy. Since Sunday evening, Owen's gone out of his way to compliment Mia on her cake.
If they're going to continue beating the crap out of each other, it's nice to know they do really love each other.Posted by Chris at February 12, 2013 7:32 AM