This Saturday is Lillian's Daddy's birthday. So today she helped her mommy make Daddy the brown cake he requested (brown cake is a reference to Lillian's Color's and Shapes cards). We used his grandma's chocolate cake recipe that he always enjoyed as a kid. We did have to make some substitutions. Since we keep neither Crisco nor Spry brand shortening on hand we had to settle for butter. In the frosting recipe since we were lacking the full pound of powdered sugar that the recipe called for, so some coco powder was substituted for a super chocolaty mocha frosting. Lillian was very excited to have another opportunity to sing and help blow out the candles and is eagerly awaiting Mommy's birthday in a few months.