As Nicole says, “He has this weird ability to make every moment the most important and special one.”
Gage Gardens in Marathon (March, 2016)
Chilly day, but Kepler got really excited about riding a horse in Fort Davis (March)
Trail of Mosses, State of Washington (July)
Victoria, B.C. (July)
Kepler also makes friends wherever he goes!
A stranger's birthday party: Carl's Jr in Laredo (February)
Mall del Norte in Laredo
New Children's Museum in Laredo
Kepler's 4th Birthday:
4th Birthday CHOCOLATE MARBLE CAKE
½ cup softened butter
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk
4 stiff-beaten egg whites
2 one-ounce squares, unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 tbsp hot water
¼ tsp soda
*Preheat oven to 350.
*Butter and flour cake pan. (13x9)
*Melt chocolate. Set aside.
*Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla.
* stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
*Beat egg whites until stiff.
*Beat flour into butter alternately with milk.
*Fold in stiff egg whites.
*Combine chocolate, water, and soda. Add to ½ the batter.
*Alternate spoonfuls of light and dark batter in the cake pan.
*Bake for 35 minutes and check. It may take 45 minutes.