xenabyte - Dh was so hoping for a leap year baby, but I was not. That would have meant another day in an already 22 hour labour. No thanks. :LOL
We had a good birthday. He was so humble when we sang to him. Like "what, for me
". I made an airplane cake out of the carrot cake and it was a big hit. I used my old standby cream cheese icing for those that already think I'm nuts, but I was cleaver. It was a two layer cake and I didn't ice between the layers. So if you took the top layer off you had a perfect bottom layer with no icing that was delicious.
I am a little dissapointed with my family. My brother didn't show up and didn't bother to call, DH's brother didn't come because his girlfriend totaled her truck (even though he has two trucks himself that could have gotten then to our place), my mom was sick with the flu. The biggest kicker was that DH's mom sat in her truck outside our house for 45 min and then left because she didn't think we were home (dh took the kids swimming). She didn't knock or bother to call on her cell. My dad and I were inside decorating the cake. Also, Dh's dad didn't bother to come either. Dh was royally ticked and ended up telling his dad off. He has only been to our home 3 times in the past 5 years and only 2 of those times was for his grandkid's b-days (he has missed 8 birthdays. Dh's mom came back today and we had a nice little visit. Nothing was said about yesturday though. I mean how can you miss your grandson's first birthday? Just because you didn't feel like going. The first birthday is always adult friendly with us. The food is adult food and there's no kiddy stuff other than cake and gifts. The kids play and the adults have a great time. I just don't understand.
Anyway, I made a huge pot of bison chilli and WOW was it ever good. With baked potatoes, sour cream and cheddar. Fresh veggies, organic tortilla's (my new favorite snack) and w.w. buns. Nice and casual. The cake was a big hit. Maybe next time I will try soaking the flour.
It's going to be a light meals this week. Dh left for Little Rock and will be gone for a week. I feel silly cooking nice meals for just me and the girls. It's going to be a long week. This is the longest he will have been away since Carter was born. The 3 day trips have been more than enough.