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Sunday, December 21, 2008

2 and 2/stripey day

Saturday morning on my way to work my eyes flooded. It dawned on me as I was approaching the salon that I had neglected to wish Theo a Happy 2nd Birthday. My first born child!!! What kind of mother could I be? A quick call home, and I felt much better. He, of course, didn't seem to feel rejected and neglected.

A book and a zebra tent. And a tiny little tow truck.



Theo's birthday lunch--my first turkey. Yummm.


Cookie exchange tomorrow: these gingerbread cookies may be too molasses-y, but we're just going to roll with it. I worked an extra long day on Saturday, but my plan was to stay up late to finish these cookies (the exchange cookies are hearts--this shape was too big for me) and prepare the food for Sunday Dinner. Theo was having a difficult time falling asleep again, so I didn't want to be in the kitchen until it was certain he was snoozing. So "I'll just lay here for 10 minutes til he quiets down..." Out like a light. At least I was. Hopefully he found his slumber easily after the house was quiet. I woke up with a jolt at 12:34. Suvi woke up for a little bottle at 5, and it was close to 6 before my head was recharging. In the meantime I baked the second batch of cookies, peeled potatoes, made cornbread (thank you Jiffy), made cornbread stuffing, prepped the bird, and selected the carrots. The meal was delicious today. I patted myself on the back several times for making a good spread. If only the cookies were as perfect as that turkey...

6 comments:

MindiJo said...

The things we worry about as mommies! Good thing kids aren't that picky about saying happy birthday at age two.

Sounds like it was delicious at your house. You are making me hungry.

Elizabeth said...

that sounds delicious!

I love that tent.

Jen H. said...

Kyle and Theo have the same b-day. I was feeling bad, because we were too busy to have a party until tonight (he's 4). Wow, I want a b-day dinner at your house!

Laura said...

Happy belated b-day Theo!
I had it written on my calender and neglected to call :(

Heli said...

Happy birthday Theo! Time flies.
Merry Christmas to your family!
Santa just visited us, happy times;)

Joni said...

Lucky Theo w/the great tent, and i love the tiny tow truck picture. And a motivated Mom!