"The boys crowded into the kitchen, where they made a wonderful mess as they creamed the sugar into the butter, pounding fiercely with wooden spoons until they had achieved a perfectly smooth emulsion. They each broke one egg into a bowl, stirring with such vigor I was glad I hadn't given them a bowl made of glass. They measured flour and baking soda with enormous concentration, and buttered the pan so carefully that not a millimeter remained bare. Then they dusted it with clouds of flour. As I surveyed my ruined kitchen, it occurred to me that life really couldn't get any better than this." -froom Ruth Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires
Russell chose carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, which he didn't eat.
Elliot chose chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream, which Russell did eat.
Happy Seventh Birthday to the Sons of Thunder!