Monday, August 11, 2008

Donut seeds

Hello my beauties, welcome to Talk about Tuesday!

For my Birthday this year I could not decide what kind of cake I wanted. Doodle and I agree that traditional cake and frosting is a colossal waste of calories. It just is not very tasty. The only reason we have them is because of tradition, so this year I think we gave birth to a new Weaver family tradition.
I was thinking I did not want to bake my own Birthday cake.
I know, I'm spoiled.
But I did want to do something fun and special.
Then it hit me...
They look an awful lot like Cheerios, but on Birthdays they become magic!

You have to get an early start or the magic will not have time to work.
First you find sticks in the yard for each member of the family. Then you let each member of the family decorate their flag and tape it to their stick.

Now get going, you're wasting precious time. All the seeds must be planted by 9 am or they will not have time to sprout by the end of your magical day.
Don't forget to sprinkle the dirt with the magical colored sprinkles you have in the baking cupboard!

Then you wait

And you find some dirt to play with as you wait.
And then you wait some more.

You guessed it, just keep on waiting.

Then you go in and eat dinner and come back out only to see they still have not sprouted.
Only one thing to do...Wait some more.

Then you go in to watch a movie. You'll have to be sad and wonder if it will really work.

Then you're sitting on the couch mindlessly watching the boob tube when Daddy bursts through the door and drags everyone outside to see the strange things growing in the dirt!

It is just like MAGIC!

Then you open your mouth as wide as you can and shove as much of the gooey sweetness in as you possibly can.
Then all the children will declare the need to plant donut seeds for every Birthday forever and for forever more!

That birthday treat went faster than any old frosted cake with candles ever could.


Sharida said...

That's freakin cute!! I wanna try that with my kids. Who know's it may become more than a Weaver Birthday tradition.

Kristina said...

I love it. That is much a good idea. You guys come up with some fun things. Keep up the good work. Hope you enjoyed those Donuts!!

Jen said...

What a cute idea! That is so creative!

Richelle said...

That is a really fun idea!

PinkDaisyGirl said...

Too cute! I have a couple of donut-heads that would love this.

Amber said...

That is such a great idea. Love it!

Terry said...

I don't know you...but we planted donuts on our weekend camping trip. It was a great success! The kids LOVED it! I typed in donut seeds on google...and your blog came up! Great job! Loved the idea! Wish I had known about the pretty sprinkles before! You sound like a darling mom! Have a great day! Terry

Just one tall girl named Laurel said...

That's adorable. Love it. Totally going to use that next time we have visitors of the kid variety.

Heidi Boos said...

So cute and fun...I'll have to try this with my kids. My 2-year old daughter would love it and she would really believe that she grew herself some yummy donuts. Such a simple and unique idea. Thanks for sharing!

Mom2my9 said...

Hey Dreamer! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great tip on getting down on your knees when you're stressed. This Cheerio thing is awesome! We are DEFINITELY going to have to try that at the next birthday party! Cute, cute, cute!

Julie said...

I love this idea. We NEVER eat all the birthday cake we make.

The Lazy Organizer said...

That is so cute! How many times do you think you're going to get away with that before they figure you out?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!! You are so cool! Do you know where I could get some cheesecake seeds?