Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Birthday Recap



Turns out turning 30 wasn't all that bad. I don't feel any different, and didn't think I would, it's just a mental thing. But I'm embracing my new age and eating plenty of cake. 

My husband got me my favorite Chocolate Italian Cream Cake and my mom made me a Funfetti Jello-Poke Cake covered in whipped cream and topped with strawberries. Didn't she do a great job?! I requested a pineapple upside down cake before I realized she was making the other so she decided to make them both and then there was a cheesecake! Actually the cheesecake was for my cousin- he and I share the same birthday 16 years apart. There was plenty of sweetness to go around so I didn't need to make my own cake this year. Thank you Momma!

Me and Josh- My birthday Buddy!
All that leftover cake means I haven't baked anything in about a week. But there are two tiny slices of cake left so I'll be back in the kitchen whipping up something soon. By the way, I realized that the trick to feeling  young on your birthday is to have your momma make you funfetti cake. I felt like a kid again :-)

On a side note, my little boo bear is sick. He's been running a fever since Sunday evening and I've been giving him Tylenol but it hasn't gotten any better. This is the first time he's been sick and I hate it. Yesterday his temp was about 101F but it was 103.3 today so I called the doctor. He has a great temperament, is eating well and playing like normal, he's just really warm. He isn't coughing, sneezing nor does he have a runny nose so we're not sure what's going on. They had to insert a catheter into him today in order to get a urine sample from him and he cried a cry that made my heart hurt.  His urine sample came back clear so at least we know his kidneys are working well and he doesn't have an infection. We'll just wait til it out and see how he's doing over the holiday.  If he still is feverish on Thursday, then they'll have to do blood work and further tests. Cross your fingers that he gets better. 



This is Hayden's new picture taking face. As soon as the flash goes off, he immediately makes this cheesy grin. Look at those toofies- I love it!

Hope you all have a great holiday. I'll be home snuggling with my Babes. See you back here later in the week. 

~Monica

26 comments:

Mel said...

Just want to say Happy Birthday to you! As long as you are happily living in life, nothing else matters! May you stay healthy and happy.

Katie said...

Happy belated birthday for Friday. Looks like you had a lovely day celebrating with family. Do you have a photo of the inside of the confetti cake?

Hope Hayden is better soon, he always seems so happy

Coleens Recipes said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!! Your mother did a excellent job on the cake, very pretty. I hope Hayden feels better soon. The fact that he's eating and sleeping well is a good sign.

From the Kitchen said...

Lucky you--three cakes! Hope sweet Hayden is better soon!

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Glad your birthday went well. Hope Hayden feels better soon. It is such a helpless feeling when a young child is sick.

Keeley said...

Happy belated birthday and Happy Independence Day! I hope your little Boo Bear feels better soon! It will break my heart to see my little boo get sick.

bellini said...

Here's hoping your little guy gets back to his old self soon, and a happy belated birthday Monica!

Heather said...

ROSEOLA!!!! For some reason it is like top secret until your kids have it and then after it is over everyone is like...oh, no big deal. They run a fever 100-105 for 3-5 days while acting pretty much normal other than the fever and side effects from that. Then the fever breaks and they get a crazy looking spotty rash for 2-30 hours or so. (You might completely miss the rash if it happens over night) and things are fine. It is highly contagious for kids, but it is a virus and nothing they can do so it just needs to run its course. I was freaking out for my little girl and then I found the info on this and was really surprised the nurse hadn't though to suggest that when I had called. Then her brother got it too. Here's hoping that is all it is, but based on what you are saying it sure sounds JUST like what we had! Most common from 6 months to 2 years, but my 3 1/2 year old caught it from his little sister and his 5 month old brother never got it...got to love kids and viruses!

Happy 4th!
Heather

Nora said...

Happy Birthday Monica! You are so blessed and you look amazing. You also share birthday with my little brother Joe, so I know you're awesome... Take care and enjoy your little boo bear. Don't you dare blink because next thing you know he wants to be the boss of himself ;)

Becca said...

I do say having four cakes for a birthday would make it extra special :) I'm glad you had a good birthday but I'm so sorry to hear about Hayden. :( I hope that temperature goes down soon, that's not good for anyone.

Memória said...

I am the worst friend! I didn't wish you a happy birthday before leaving the country! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope my Haydencito is feeling better. :( pobrecito

P.S. I am in Rome and am okay. I lost my phone and 100 euros today, but I did get to see the Colosseo and the Fontana di Trevi.

Mich said...

Happy birthday to you! Is it possible your little boo is teething? My daughter had run a high fever on and off and it scared me terribly, but eventually I recognized the signs...sometimes its food allergies...but since my baby is now 17 I am scared crazy about a million other things including a fever. Be prepared...loving your child means worrying about them night and day...fever and no fever! Saying prayers for your little boo... Thanks for the best recipes ever!!!1

Haley said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it/your holiday was great! And I hope that sweet boy of yours gets better soon.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So fun to see a photo of you and your little man. Sorry to hear he's not well, and hoping it will pass soon. My daughter always ran a fever when she was teething!

Happy birthday to you!

Lissaloo said...

Happy birthday!!!! And look at your little man!!!!! What a cutie, it's been so long since I have been on here I didn't even know about him! I'm so happy for you guys what a sweet little miracle :)
I have been reading past your last year or so on here, what a great year you have had. Hugs :)

Becky @ Becky's Place said...

Hope your little guy is doing better today!

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday! I love being able to celebrate my birthday with multiple get togethers and multiple cakes! Boo, about Hayden! I hope that he gets to feeling better soon. He is just too cute to be suffering.

Anonymous said...

Three cakes wow whee, happy happy happy 30th b.d. Hope Hayden gets better really soon. May God Bless your little angel and give him his health back real soon, have a wonderful year..sweet sweet blog, recipes are scrumptious and you are just a wonderful mommma, person and cook.baker,etc..

LoLy said...

Happy Birthday :D
The little angel looks amazing


XXX
Loly
http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

hi!
Happy Be-elated birthday!
i'm with the other comment er that suggested thinking about roseola. seems the doctors don't even think about it until after the rash appears :) just a thought, not trying to internet diagnose or anything :)

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Kerstin said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Yay for cake and a fabulous celebration :)

Hope little Hayden is feeling better now.

Abby said...

I was at the beach last week - sorry I missed the day! Happy (Belated) Birthday!

Jean said...

Happy Belated Birthday Monica!
Is that child going to be a heart breaker or what? Darling!

Hi, I'm Erin said...

I hope you had a happy birthday. I just love your recipes & adore your blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!
Erin

Maranda said...

Happy birthday darling!!!

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