Gorgeous day for baking a cake!
This is the raspberry buttermilk cake recipe from smitten kitchen. It's decent for a cake out of the oven by 9:30am. I didn't have real buttermilk, and the organic sugar I used isn't as fine as conventional granulated sugar, so it's a little heavier than I think it's supposed to be, but pretty tasty nonetheless.
After our baking foray, we biked down to the beach, then stopped at Betty Burgers for lunch. The morning seemed to wear my little sweet tart out -- she's napping for only the second time since she decided to flick afternoon naps in early March. It's a lucky mama day! I'm spending the afternoon cleaning up my desktop hard drive, organizing my iPhone downloads, and getting acquainted with Evernote. Rockin' cool application. I'll have all my crafty and foodie and kid stuff consolidated in one place now (well, two if you count Ravelry).