Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Rosie & A Cake Recipe for Dogs

One of my favorite things about my boy is his absolute LOVE of Birthday's. He's just like his Momma, in that he loves a good party and he loves having his house full of friends. Even though his Birthday is literally like 6 months away, he talks about it multiple times everyday. He also invites our friends and family to his Birthday party like every time we see them. I think it's totally sweet that he gets so excited about Birthdays, especially because he gets excited when it's someone else's Birthday, not just his.
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A few weeks ago, he asked me how old our dog Rosie is and when her Birthday is. When I told him that her Birthday was coming up, he insisted that we'd throw her a party, invite our family to celebrate with us and have decorations.

Well, today was Rosie's Birthday and although we ended up not having our family come to her party, our little family of four had a sweet little party for her. This afternoon, I whipped out some quick decorations and baked a cake that both the kids and Rosie could eat. After all, she is part of our family and seeing the kids so excited to celebrate her was totally precious.

I love his face in this picture. We were singing "Happy Birthday" to Rosie and you can just see the love.
Today Judah told me exactly how it was going to go. "First, Daddy will hold Rosie while we sing and then, since she doesn't know how to blow out candles, I will blow them out for her!" He's a man with a plan...typical first born, I guess!
Rosie liked her cake and the kids thought it was just alright. Well to be honest, Paisley tasted her piece and then fiercely threw it on the floor. Judah ate all of his and said that it was good, although I've seen him way more excited about cake in the past. 
So, Happy Birthday Rosie! For the record, this is the first and last time that you'll ever be eating at our table. 

Peanut Butter and Carrot Cake:
Suitable for your dog and your kids (I'm sorry but, how white trash did I just sound...yikes.).
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
1 egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey (optional)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat or white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold.
Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Oh my this is so cute! I love that puppy face! :)

  2. Too sweet and fun! I am not as good as you, I don't give my dog cake on his birthday but I do going shopping for new toys- the last thing he needs :)

  3. I love that it is suitable for dogs and kids! Ha!

  4. I love that its good for dogs too!


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