Sunday, April 11, 2010

Extended Interlude

I'm too tired to write any of the "real" posts I have in mind. It was a busy weekend. Pumpkin's birthday party was on Saturday. I baked her a cake on Friday night- chocolate, as requested. Then, Saturday morning, I made the frosting (also chocolate, as requested) and frosted the cake. Pumpkin and I decorated it with sprinkles and dinosaurs. She wanted a spiderman on her cake, just like one of her day care friends had. I told her I didn't think I could do that, and she chose dinosaurs as her second choice. Luckily, our local grocery store had some candy dinosaurs. Here is the finished product:

It was a lot more impressive than it looks. It is two sheet cakes stacked on top of each other. Only people who have baked cakes will appreciate what a miracle it was to that both sheet cakes were cooked through but not over done, and came out of their pans (and then onto the serving platter) without mishap. I'm not a big cake eater (I prefer cookies), but I'm told it tasted good. Anyway, Pumpkin was happy with it, and that's what matters.

Pumpkin had a great time at her birthday party. I think the other kids did, too. My favorite part was when they started singing into the karaoke machine the party place had in their "disco room". They were rocking the ABCs song, let me tell you.

Today, we went to a birthday party for one of Pumpkin's day care friends. It was at a park, and again, all the kids had fun. So did the adults. Our day care crowd is a good crowd to hang out with. But I think the adults were all fairly wiped out by the end of it- two kids parties in one weekend is pretty intense. I am particularly wiped out because Hubby's work had their annual party last night. My saint of a sister agreed to babysit (after helping out with the party, too!) and we went to the party. I tried to get into it, but frankly, I didn't really want to be there. I wanted to be at home, asleep.

Petunia held up well through all the partying, but was clearly tired by the end of the weekend. We still haven't figured out how to get her the naps she needs on the weekends. She really needs to be held for one of her naps each day, so that she can get a good long nap, but Pumpkin doesn't make it easy for us to do that. She is just a ball of energy.

However, she is a ball of energy that is starting to display some impressive deductive reasoning skills. What she deduces isn't always quite right, but you can always follow her logic. For instance, today she told us that Mommy had to nurse Petunia. Daddy can't do it because he has hair under his shirt.

We just smiled and tried not to laugh. Because really, it isn't a bad explanation.

1 comment:

  1. That cake is awesome! Way to go, stacking to sheet cakes cooked perfectly! I'm impressed.

    Love Pumpkin's logic. Afterall, what baby would want to nurse on a hairy chest?


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