First thing's first--the winner of the Sinless Margarita Mix is:
As I wrote yesterday, I was really nervous that nobody was going to show up for Noah's party. We were having it at a bowling alley, and I originally planned on about 8 kids--we invited at least 12, and I only got two "yes" RSVP's. I just didn't want Noah to feel bad!
Thankfully, he had a decent turnout! Three of his friends, plus Noah and Eli, of course... and one boy showed up long enough to give Noah a gift, but he couldn't stay (it was so nice of them to show up, even for only a minute). Most importantly, Noah had a blast and said it was the best birthday party he's ever had--success!
Noah had requested a cookie cake--and not just any cookie cake, but one that was decorated like a blue/yellow marbled bowling ball. I was thinking I would just order it from Mrs. Fields, but I knew I would pay an arm and a leg for it, so I decided to try and make it myself.
If you remember the last time I made a birthday cake, you'll know why I wasn't too confident in making Noah's cake! I didn't make the dough, because I always tend to screw something up while baking (see link above), so I just bought a large tube of dough at the store. Baked it in a tart pan, and then colored some store-bought frosting. It turned out to be pretty hideous, but Noah loved it, so that is all that is important ;)
When we got home, I had to quickly pack Noah enough clothes for the next 7 days--because he's going to be visiting my sister in Illinois! He's super excited about it. When I broke my jaw, my sister came to Michigan right away and took Eli to her house for a week while I was in the hospital (and Noah stayed with my parents). Since Eli had his week with Aunt Jeanie, Noah wanted his turn. I know he's going to have a blast, so I am happy for him. It's going to be a tough week with just Eli--I am going to have to try and keep him entertained.
It really feels like a Sunday to me, for some reason. I'm so glad that it's not, because I feel like I need more weekend. I'm kind of dreading Eli's "I'm bored!" that I'm sure to hear 1,000 times tomorrow when he realizes that he misses his brother ;) It's going to be hard this week not to use food as entertainment! I can imagine taking him out for lunch, for ice cream, etc... but I have to be VERY careful. I'm not doing great at losing weight, but I AM maintaining right now, so I am happy just for that!