Last week was a little crazy with a fantastic zoo expedition on Monday followed by a horrendous night up with an attack of croup, followed by a week of staying home so we didn't contaminate any other poor souls with croup (whoever gave it to US should be made accountable! Seriously, STAY HOME!), but things have been looking up lately!
For one, we went to the Aquarium! Instead of getting presents for Patrick we spent Saturday morning checking out wa-wa's (fish) and rogs (frogs) and ssssssss' (snakes) for as long as he darn well pleased - a present that we ALL enjoyed! Plus, his grandparents got him things, so we were pretty well off the hook :)
Today was wonderful because it was actually his birthday! And just in time, he learned to say "two" (as much as I'd prefer him to build up that vocbulary, he'd prefer to not to, and he really had the final say). This morning he slept in (not because it was his birthday, of course, but the coincidence was fortuitous) and we had pancakes for breakfast and this afternoon we baked a cake together. Not just any cake, a FROG cake because he's so fascinated by frogs at the moment. He was THRILLED, I never imagined an amphibian confection would be such a hit. We also made cake-ball "ants" to go with it, since (in his little mind) no frog is complete without ants to eat.
He liked the ants but wouldn't eat the cake because the frosting is green. He thought it was some sort of vegetable.
Unwrapping presents - it was lucky he had any presents to unwrap! Joe and I are both terrible about wanting to open presents as soon as they appear. Waiting is for sissies :)
DANG I love these guys to pieces! What a lucky girl I am