this five year old loves star wars. he also loves yoda, so i got to thinking about how i could make something special to surprise him. in the end, i settled on trying my hand at creating yoda pancakes...the much cooler version of the mickey mouse pancakes i grew up eating. ;)
you can buy a yoda pancake mold from williams sonoma, but i freehanded mine; making an oval of sorts for the face and then two small circles for the ears that i carefully pulled out into the yoda-esque ears. once cooked, yoda got a whipped cream spot of hair. nathan was incredibly impressed.
it was a typical carb-fest of a birthday: pancakes (with complimentary green "swamp" smoothie), mac and cheese for lunch (at red robin...where i chose a salad!), and i can't remember if we had pizza for dinner, but i think that's right. top it off with a chocolate cake with cookies and cream frosting and you have calorie overload! if it was up to nathan, my little carbivore, that's how we would eat every day. ;)
ninago from grandpa and grandma olsen
with his birthday money from grandpa and grandma meschke...the coolest cookie cutters any star wars fan could ever want! ;)
happy birthday to my nathan! hard to believe my baby is five.