So I’ve been meaning to get this post up for a while. But apparently a baby that doesn’t sleep = a mama that doesn’t blog. At least it’s still (just barely) October.
As mentioned previously, we went to Kemptville for the Thanksgiving long weekend. Besides going for the BIG FAMILY DINNER, we were also there to celebrate Boo Boo’s first birthday with my parents. As expected, my mom did her part to continue with the Sesame Street theme:
Boo enjoyed his first ever experience with helium balloons…I don’t think he could figure out how they stayed afloat!
Boo Boo’s Nana bought him a handmade Cookie Monster puppet. It’s been a big hit.
As for Thanksgiving dinner? It was delicious!
The table setting was lovely. Unfortunately, I wasn’t seated at it – this was the “Over 50” table – and I was at the “everyone else with kids” table.
It was also hectic. There were 4 littles present (another on the way for my cousin!), so the husband and I spent a large majority of the time running after, or tending to Boo, as he crawled through people’s legs, “ran about” with his walker, and played alongside (if not with) his cousins:
Boo was pretty obsessed with A’s dress – the stripes and the flowers proved irresistible. A was a VERY good sport about Boo Boo’s grabbiness….we felt like he might be coming on a little too strong, but A’s mama was of the opinion that it was good preparation for a little brother!
Though you can’t see him, Boo is staring intently at his cousin O who’s far more skilled with the Mega Blocks (I love the look on his face!).
Dinner was equally hectic. Though Boo had his turkey before everyone else (the little guy gets so so so distracted, and with only 3 stubby little teeth, we didn’t expect him to eat from the table anyway), he still sat with us while we ate and practiced with his sippy cup:
His older cousin O – already a master at drinking from a cup – thought he’d give himself a challenge and try a wine glass instead (which he’s also clearly mastered….we got that glass out of his hands before he managed to drink any of its contents!):
And since it was a birthday celebration, we of course had another Sesame Street birthday cake for Boo Boo – this time it was an Elmo cake! I’d made it about two weeks earlier, at the same time as his Cookie Monster cake, and then kept it in the freezer until Thanksgiving. I was worried about freezing a fully frosted cake, but it turned out just fine. The key was to fully freeze it (for about 4 hours) BEFORE wrapping it in cling wrap and aluminium foil….and then, of course, to unwrap it immediately upon removing it from the freezer to prevent any damage to the icing.
Me and my masterpiece!
It was just one among many, many deserts. Obviously, it proved most popular with the littles. Not so much with the over 50 crowd ;)
The Elmo cake in all its glory!
I’d really hoped that the red icing, combined with Boo Boo’s obsession with Elmo, would prove more enticing than the Cookie Monster cake. But nope. Boo couldn’t have cared less about my masterpiece. I trust I’ll get a difference reaction to cake by the time his next birthday rolls along.
So that was our Thanksgiving…as I’m obviously seriously behind on my holidays, you can imagine that my post on Boo Boo’s Halloween will be………..coming. At some point.