Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Bear, Birthday Soup, and a Real Birthday

Today is Paul's birthday.  Happy birthday Paul! 
We decided to tie the event in with Little Bear, a book we truly enjoy.

One of the stories included in this chapter book is called Birthday Soup.

In Birthday Soup, Little Bear thinks his mother has forgotten his birthday.  He just can't find her anywhere!  Ever the industrious bear, he takes it upon himself to make soup for his friends Cat, Hen and Duck. 

Luckily for Little Bear, his mother hasn't forgotten at all, and she comes in to surprise Little Bear and his friends with a beautiful cake.

Pierce and I read the story, and then we started a cake for Daddy.  Well, cupcakes to be correct.  Brownie cupcakes.  Because Daddy loves chocolate.

While we waited for the brownies to bake, Pierce started working on birthday soup for his friends:  Bass, Tickle Toes Froggy, Baby Jaguar, and Ralph the Mouse. 

In addition to some pizza in the pot, birthday soup also seems to have included some celery, peaches, bread, bologna, and pineapple. 
Good thing I wasn't included in the samplers. 

It didn't take long for the cupcakes to come out, smelling all wonderfully chocolatey.
I frosted and Pierce did sprinkles. 
Only he kept trying to sneak and eat them.  I had to referee, otherwise Daddy wouldn't have had any cupcakes when he got home.

We wrapped a few presents too.
A fun way to take the events of our day, and connect them with some reading.
And a huge Happy Birthday to Daddy!

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Unknown said...

I love the animals waiting. I am not sure JDaniel would be so patient. Little Bear is such a great series of books.

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Chatty Crone said...

I love that book and I want to say Happy Birthday to Paul. Sandie

My Mad World said...

Happy Birthday to Paul!

What a cute way to tie everything together with the story!

Tiggeriffic said...

I love "Little Bear"... What a great way to tie it into the birthday...You have such great ideas~! Have been gone for couple days.. Ben fractured his tibia bone on his left leg. It's on the outside near his ankle.. Poor boy~! He wants it OFF~! any ideas?
We played nintendo games all day Monday.. Donkey Kong and Toy Story.. Then we read books.. played cootee and Thomas the Train game... He went back to pre school on Tues...
It's good to be back reading my favorite blogs..

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Yum! Birthday brownies for the OLD MAN!! Tell him Happy Birthday from me!!...:)JP

Annesphamily said...

Love that book! Happy Birthday to Paul! Have a terrific weekend too. Anne

Mary said...

That is so adorable! I love the names of his little buddies. Happy birthday to Paul! :)

Anonymous said...

Little Bear is such an adorable series. It looks like a wonderful day.

Myya said...

Happy (belated)Birthday Paul... I am so behind sorry. Mmmmm brownie cupcakes... that sounds sooo good! Do you just use brownie mix???