The first week of sophomore year is in the books. Sophie wore her new skirt and carried her new backpack and an old lunchbox. I was allowed ~3 seconds of time to capture these photos.
The weather was unseasonably mild until the cross-country team's "runathon." I made a couple of cakes this week: the apple graham coffeecake from "Good to the Grain" for breakfast and the Texas sheet cake from "Vintage Cakes" for the runathon. Guess which one I had to throw away the leftovers and which one Maddy and Spencer ate out of the pan when they got here on Saturday? It was not the whole-grain, fruit-topped number.
Much to Sophie's consternation her teammates kept referring to it as "brownies." It is most definitely a cake--sloppy and gooey in the afternoon sun.. I wish our pies had pleased the judges like this cake pleased a bunch of teenaged runners. Spoiler alert, there were no blue ribbons for the Lees at the "Bake Bethesda a Pie" contest.