So yesterday, at 2pm I decided I HAVE to do something for Z's birthday and not be super pathetic like I have been for the last few weeks. So I called Grandma & my Sister-in-law's family and invited them over for cake/INFORMAL dinner. at first everyone was coming, but in actuality, only Grandma came, Cousin K and Uncle K have been sick this week, so they decided to stay home...which was TOTALLY fine because I gave them what...a 2.5hr notice? like I say, I-suck, I just wanted them to know they were welcome.
That said, w/ Bub's food allergies, desserts are always a challenge, and I get tired of making the same "safe" cakes over and over. a few weeks ago I came across a recipe in one of my magazines for "Turtle-cake bars", it sounded so yummy, but they aren't an option as I have yet to find ANY caramel that is safe for Bub, even home-made (fyi- I am NOT good at making home-made candies...except chocolate dipped pretzels w/ sprinkles....) But I thought I could do some kind of S'more thing....
So I made up a recipe. I don't do that for desserts. Main courses, yes. Desserts, no. But I did. I made a s'more cake! Bub ate 3 pieces. Joe liked it, and GRANDMA liked it. (she doesn't usually like most of Bub's safe desserts...she likes stuff w/ lots of butter, condensed milk, and whipped cream/cool whip- all off limits in this house) so here's what it looked like:
Z loved the balloons Grandma got her...so did Bub. in fact, Bub loved all the presents she got (although he did get his own presents too) and we had a mini-meltdown after having to break up an "argument" over who got to play with which toy first....but cake seems to cure sulking after melt-down-time-out, so happiness prevailed in the end.
behold the festivities!
|Bub trying very hard to be patient|
|surprise, Joe took this picture....|
|Rapunzle...just wish I could find one that had her after her hair turned brown to match my Z|