And it's also my father's birthday.
Since my children's school is closed on that day, we can go to my parents' house and celebrate with him every year.
My 7-year-old daughter said,
"I want to make cookies for grandpa!"
I suggested to her,
"Why don't we make a birthday cake for him? I used to make it when I was younger. Do you want to try it?"
"Yeah! I want to try!"
She was so excited to hear that because she loves cooking very much.
We went to the supermarket near my parents' house and bought some ingredients like flour, fresh cream, butter, strawberries, and so on.
My children and I started making his birthday cake at my parents' house.
My daughter said to her grandpa,
"Don't come to the kitchen, it's a secret. Look forward to it!"
Actually, he really wanted to see what we were doing, but he had to wait for us.
My 9-year-old son also tried to beat eggs.
It was rare for to help with the cooking, but it seemed to be fun for him.
The cake was baked well.
My children came to the oven and said:
"What a good smell!"
I sliced the sponge cake into two pieces, cut some strawberries, and put them with whipped cream between them.
"Grandpa! Happy birthday to you!"
My daughter said to him and I brought the birthday cake which we made to him.
He was so glad to see that and said,
"Wow! What a wonderful cake! Thank you so much, I am really happy."
I lit the candles, turned off the room light, and we sang a happy birthday song for him.
The taste was good, but I thought we could have improve upon it.
Of course, a birthday cake which is made by a pastry chef is better than our homemade cake.
But I thought it was really good to make a birthday cake because my father seemed to be really happy.