It was my son's 6th birthday today! In the morning, as anticipated, we were woken early, and unwrapping presents by 7.30am (we did encourage him to 'play' in his bedroom for half an hour). Family came over, and more opening of presents was required - obviously my son did not complain. We had a spot of lunch (pizzas and nibbles) and a bit of playing with the new toys, then we headed out for Ben's party at three o'clock. We were going bowling.
Ten children in all - two lanes, split it teams of five. It was fun, but a bit stressful looking after other people's kids - especially when you think how heavy those balls are! (I was so worried about squashed fingers, or toes). Some are a bit more demanding than others. I really did need to keep my cool (I'm not known to be the most patient person to walk the earth) - but it is easier with other people's kids, and remembering to just go with the flow.
Sometimes that's what stresses me out. I worry - about everything! Best to sometimes sit back and just let it go the way it's supposed to. Take my time.
|Just out of the oven! Chocolate - yum!|
|Star Wars Cakes!|
|To quote a friend quoting Yoda; 'Delicious it looks.'|
I stuck one tray of 12 in the oven and they were spilling out over the case practically. There would be no room for royal icing as the picture showed in the book. So there I was, scraping the contents out of the cake cases, and putting them into my muffin cases in my muffin tin. The result is above. 12 perfect cup cakes. I only needed 12 really - so the other 12 have been gobbled up leading up to today and I didn't bother icing them because they tasted so yum!
Well, that's it. Another birthday down and I feel absolutely shattered. Not quite sure how much writing I'll get done tonight. Next week I can think about marzipanning my Christmas cake. Hoping it stays mild tonight and tomorrow, so we can make a trip to my mum's. No, the present opening hasn't finished yet.