Thursday, July 11, 2013
Today's my son's birthday. He's been counting down to it all week. Can you tell he's excited?
I'm allowing him his favorite meal, like we do with any person's birthday. He has simple tastes, he wants hot dogs. We'll do cake this weekend at his small party, just us and the grandparents. Apparently my sister couldn't be put off her anniversary for an hour or two. I did invite her, so it wasn't on my side...
He wanted a Hobbit Hole for his cake, so that's what I'll be making. I'm going to try to make natural coloring this year instead of using my artificial colors, so we'll see how well I manage those colors. I just needed blue, green and red with a little yellow, so I'm using spinach, blueberries, raspberries and turmeric powder for the colors. Hopefully we won't have odd tastes for the colors on top of the strawberry cake. Either way the red will taste better in raspberry than artificial red color, which always has an odd taste, even with the "no-taste" red.
I let him open the present that showed up yesterday already and today he'll bet to open all his stuff from us. Saturday he gets to open more stuff from the grandparents and sometime this month the other side will send out some presents too.
He also gets to visit the doctor today! I try to get it done on his birthday and hopefully we'll be able to do this every year, but as soon as it shifts due to a Sunday getting in the way, insurance will continue to make us push it out, but I'm starting this new insurance on his birthday.
Eventually this week, he'll also be sporting shiny new glasses. They didn't come in last night, so we'll get around to it hopefully by the weekend. Oh the beginning of the end of perfect vision, I know it well and passed it onto my children.
I hope he enjoys his birthday, he already made sure he got birthday hugs and kisses. It can only get better from here!
Today's Holidays: World Population Day, All American Pet Photo Day, National Blueberry Muffin Day (which is why we picked them yesterday) and Vegetarian Food Day.