Well, I somehow manage to recover from the plague and get on with my life. And thank the heavens we are almost through with the evil month of April! The month of far too many birthdays and way too much cake! It starts with Chris’s birthday on the 2nd and not only did I bake him a cake, I made chocolate fudge frosting from scratch! Per his request and because I love him. And yes, it was good.
We finally get that cake finished off, and here comes Erin’s birthday on Saturday the 13th! Which means the Friday before she got to celebrate with a party at school. I baked cupcakes, stuffed goody bags full of art supplies, and fun and merriment was had by all. On her birthday we took her to Toys-R-Us (she got a scooter, 4 horses in a stable, another Monster High doll, and some black velvet posters to color) and then out to dinner where she had a hot fudge sundae. And even though she had just had ice cream, and there were still cupcakes at home, apparently a birthday is just not right and proper without a cake! So we swung by the grocery store, bought her a cake, covered it in candles and all was right with the world. Except for all the left-over cake. And there were still cupcakes!
To make matters worse, since I was sick for so long and behind on everything, I couldn’t get Erin’s party at the gymnastics place on the 13th and had to schedule it a week later on the 20th. Another week, another cake. Add several kids cancelling last minute and what do you get? More left-over cake! And then me screaming “FUCK YOU CAKE!!!” in a Michael’s parking lot two days later.
So yeah, Erin is now six. SIX! And she has several loose teeth. The top front tooth is especially wiggly and honestly it’s kinda freaking me out. Soon this sweet little baby face will be gone!
Soon it will be replaced by a big kid face with a space where there once was a tooth. And then an adult tooth that is way too big for her little face! And I’ll be forced to cry “Not my baby!” over *both* my kids!
I’m not even going to talk about taking Kyle to the DMV!
Next post: art and volleyball!