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Monday, 6 March 2017

Kepler Moments 2016-2017 . . . and Marble Birthday Cake

 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)

                                                                   El Cosmico in Marfa  (March)

                                                                Portland, Oregon  (April)

Trail of Mosses, State of  Washington (July)

Victoria, B.C. (July)

Disneyland (December)

                                                              Cruise (December)

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:


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.

Kepler ate one wheel and gave the other one to Grandpa.