Yesterday, I had fully intended to write and publish a post, but never had the opportunity to do so. To be honest, I guess I could have written the post instead of editing my LinkedIn profile, or more specifically, removing myself from several groups in which I no longer have interest, and reading a few articles that did interest me. The rest of the day, I was caring for the baby, pumping, helping the other kids, and trying to take care of myself.
I did try to start this post late last night, but I had just opened the blank post page when the baby woke up. She didn’t get back to sleep until nearly 01h00, at which time I just wanted to lie down. She slept until about 03h30 something, when she needed a diaper change, and then food and burping. She finally fell asleep again around 05h00 and slept until around 07h00, and she’s sleeping now as I type.
More about the baby in another post. Before the baby wakes up again, I want to finish this post by writing about what I had originally planned to write yesterday.
My kindergartner is now 6 (as of Monday). He requested homemade pizza for his birthday dinner, and homemade cake resembling an Oreo cookie for dessert, so that’s what my husband made for him. (My husband likes to cook and bake and is good at both, so he makes most of our family’s meals.) Most of the day, my son kept asking when he would get his cake and presents, and I said, “After dinner,” so of course he wanted dinner at around 16h00, and was a bit annoyed when we didn’t actually have dinner until almost 19h00, and then didn’t have his cake until nearly 20h30 (because I needed to feed the baby in between).
Our homemade pizza is: homemade pizza sauce (canned last summer); homemade dough made earlier that day; freshly grated cheese (my labor contribution to the meal); freshly cut pepperoni; and freshly cooked bacon and sausage.
My husband made the “Oreo” cake that morning. The cake consists of: 2 layers of dark chocolate cake, a middle layer of homemade whipped cream with crushed Oreo cookies mixed into it, and an outer layer of creamy chocolate icing. The whole cake is decadent. (The most processed ingredient in the cake is the Oreo cookies in the middle layer.)
(Yes, my photography skills need some improvement! Usually my sister, who is definitely a better photographer than I, takes the photos at our family birthday parties, but she was at work, so I took these 2 photos using my phone instead of my digital camera.)
Because the birthday boy was so eager for his cake, we didn’t put any decorations on it, but we did put a “6” candle and then 6 other candles on it and lit them for him to blow out. Also, we didn’t bother to wrap his presents, because he doesn’t care about the surprise of unwrapping them; he was just eager to have them. I was glad that he didn’t mind that his presents were not wrapped, because wrapping is a tedious task for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the camera ready when he got his presents, so I didn’t get any photos, but I don’t think that he minds about that, either.