Tuesday, July 26, 2016

E2 (almost 3 months later...)

It's been a few months... I guess I decided I had higher priorities than updating this blog. I really want to talk about P12's birthday, which was epic, but I realized I didn't post anything about poor little E2. So, here goes.

It's a bit hard to ask a small child what kind of cake he wants, since although he talks really well, he doesn't have enough concepts to communicate general areas of interest, but "butterfly" was one of his first words, and he always points with animation to pictures of butterflies. So this was the cake I made him:
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I used the last of that natural food colour, and threw in a bit of turmeric for good measure. E2 was particularly excited about the banana. When I turned 2, I was also given a butterfly birthday cake with a banana body, and I am quoted as saying, "Have a bit a nana?" So I thought the banana might be a hit, and it was.

I tend to be apprehensive about more presents for small people, since I know just who will be putting them away, but there were some fun ones, particularly the duck.

I think that's about all, but of course 2-year-olds can come up with some amusing things to say, and on the evening of P12's birthday he made me laugh too hard to discipline him. He walked up to me, looked me in the eye, said, "Mommy, I'm sorry I bit you," and before I could say that he hadn't, he grabbed my arm and bit me. I guess order of operations doesn't come automatically.