Monday, August 24, 2009

cherry the pig

We're back...a little jet lagged (Alfredo's still asleep) but very happy to be back.

We are so in love with this book. I bought it at Maude because I loved the sweet nostalgic illustrations. Alfredo loves this story...in fact, when I turn a page, he turns it back and wants to hear it over again. And each time I read that she made an apple cake, we said that we'll make an apple cake when we get home. And then last night we said "We'll make an apple cake tomorrow" and then, as sweet as can be, he added "for Hope!"

So today we will go to the grocery store to buy all the things we need to make an apple cake. I'm going to use this recipe. And we'll drink milky tea.

When I was nosing around trying to find information about this book, I discovered that the author, Utako Yamada, has a darling shop (all in Japanese...but cuteness cuts through language barriers!) Just see for yourself... here

And Hope...come soon (before we eat all your cake!)

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, AMy! I thought you'd be leaving Alfredo in California for a while. Instead, he came back with you. How wonderful!! It truly is the perfect day for apple cake. Have a great one! Kathy in Chicago

Hope | Paper Relics said...

What a little sweetheart - guess he is missing me as much as I miss him (and you!) Call me today when you get a chance and we can make plans!

Hope | Paper Relics said...

P.S. Just clicked on that link for the cake - Holy Moly it looks good!

Amy said...

Glad you made it home safely. So sorry I missed you both on this trip. Can't wait to read this book and hear about the yummy apple cake!!!

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

Kristin said...

Amy,
Took a look at the website and it is cute as can be!! I love to follow the story of you and Alfredo....so obvious the Lord hand chose you and your husband for the little guy. I love it!!
Kristin

natalie hansen said...

Oh My!
That cake looks delicious!

Suz said...

The book is precious...but Aldredo, of course, is most precious!!!
xo,
Suz

kelli said...

Love love love that book Amy! I found my copy at Anthropologie. I'm a sucker for children's books!
have a terrific week!

Jill said...

I love that Alfredo wants to make an apple cake! Have a slice and a cup of tea for me too! I checked out that cake, and oh my, it looks like some yummy goodness!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Amy~ I just love following your life with Alfredo. What a little love bug he is! Glad you are home safe.I'm going to check the links to the story and shop in Japan.

April said...

I'm confused! I thought you were taking Alfredo back to drop him off with his family in California? So glad he is home with you now, though. Hearing about your family warms my heart and increases my excitement for our own little one that's on the way!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That cover is adorable! I'm going to have to check that out! :)

Hope Ellington said...

Hi Amy~
I know the cake is meant for Hope Wallace...but this Hope wants apple cake too! I am the other Hope at Silver Bella and I am dying to meet you in November!
Blessings~Hope

Anonymous said...

Happy you and Alfredo are home safely. Love the cover of the book! I have an apple cake recipe that I need to find with a yummy glaze over the top and make.
Brenda