Number One Son is now seven! Hard to believe. This summer of house projects while pregnant has taken me right back to a similar summer, with even bigger projects and bigger tummy, before we were parents. Parenting any kid has its ups and downs, but overall Number One is a delight, and we love being his mom and dad.
As per the tradition in my family, Number One got to pick the menu for his birthday dinner, which included J&J and fam and happened on Saturday instead of on the actual birthday day. We had mac and cheese with ham and peas (I made a huge, two-pounds-of-pasta batch, using shallot and a touch of dijon mustard in the white sauce), corn on the cob (just about the best I've had this summer--hooray for Winters Farms!), steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and a fruit salad of: apples, pears and peaches, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and bananas. For dessert there were chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting--a big one for the birthday boy and mini ones for everyone else.
He got some nice presents (only a couple of which are pictured), and had a good time hanging out with his cousins (as did Number Two).
Isn't he a handsome fella?
J and cousin A:
Number Two in a rather typical pose (darn that second set of molars--I wish they'd just come in already!):
A rare side view of me--can you believe I'm already this big with 7.5 weeks still to go? Oof. I promise I'll take at least one more profile before the end, so you can all see the glory of my hugeness.
On the actual birthday day, we told Number One we could go to any restaurant he chose, and we were surprised when he said, "Wendy's." He wouldn't tell us why he picked it, but we found out when we got there and he placed his order: a Baconator (two patties, three pieces of cheese and six pieces of bacon) and a Frosty with M&Ms mixed in. I guess he'd seen it on a commercial and had wanted to try it. The most amazing thing? He ate the whole burger, and about half the 12-oz Frosty, and seemed to suffer no ill effects afterward (I had terrible visions of a Supersize Me blowout in the parking lot). Too bad none of the places I would have preferred to Wendy's run ads on ESPN!
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