Sunday, January 6, 2008

Birthday Boy

Today was Captain Adorable's first birthday. I think he had a good day, though honestly it was not that different than every other day. I don't think it was a different day for him. He made a giant mess in the living room byt getting out all of his toys and dumping them all over the floor. I videotaped most of this activity because I thought it was cute...

This afternoon I made a carrot cake (from scratch). I got the recipe online (want to check it out?) and I used a lot of modifications listed by someone who wrote a review. It turned out great, even though I forgot to add the crushed pineapple. It is very moist and flavorful. Captain Obvious made cream cheese icing from scratch and dang it is delicious. I cut off some of the cake (it was baked in a 9"x13" pan) and make it into a small layer cake for Captain Adorable.

After dinner (tacos), I took off Captain Adorable's clothes and we placed the cake in front of him (he was on my lap) on the kitchen floor. We both expected him to, I don't know, jump on the cake and tear it up, but he did not do that. He did not seem to want to touch it--almost as if he was shy or scared. We both encouraged him to touch it and gave him finger-fulls of icing and little bites of cake, but he did not want to touch the cake. Before he got too cool, Captain Obvious took him upstairs to a nice warm bath. I mopped the floor. :)

When I put him to bed after his bath, he was (as usual) so sweet and cuddly. It is a pleasure to put him to sleep. We read a book, and then turn out the light and I sing to him and cuddle him till he falls asleep. While I am singing, he twitches around, trying to get in a comfy position or maybe just trying to get out the last of his energy (?). I know he is asleep (the light is off so it is hard to see him) when he lies still and his breathing rhythm changes. I sing for a few minutes more, then put the monitor next to his head and go downstairs to hang out with Captain Obvious. We listen to him on the monitor and if he wakes up, one of us goes running upstairs to him, but it is rare that he wakes up. When Captain Obvious goes to bed, he gets in beside a warm, cuddly, sleeping baby. I am lucky to get to put my little son to sleep at night!

4 comments:

Mame Fati said...

still thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way momma!!!
Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy.May you all enjoy many more.

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday to him! :D I'm sure he'll learn what cake is for soon enough... ;)

amina said...

ooh, I missed that birthday. I agree with Lindsay! I hope you all get good news this year and that things will start to go easier for you. big hugs

smeffletop said...

Happy Birthday to your little prince. I am still following your blog. I hope you don't mind. My friend is on chemo for her stage IV as well, and she's doing pretty well. I just found out that another friend has breast cancer too...very sad considering last year they did a biopsy on it and told her it was benign. But, it just kept growing, and this year another doctor told her that was probably cancer and to have it out immediately - and she did and it was...who knows how much damage has been done waiting a year. Anyway, I see you've been reading a lot of books since starting your blog. I love many of those books...I'm a high school English teacher - finishing my master's in hopes of being a professor one day..before I retire, lol. I especially liked Things Fall Apart..nice contrast to Heart of Darkness...anyway, I'm still praying for you and yours...take care of yourself. Tammy