Monday, December 12, 2011
A small party for family and especially for cousins and little one. There was a cracker of a storm but a pocket of sunshine where we could eat outside with our baked fish, home made potato salad (thanks Babcia) and poached beetroots with thyme and the home made cakes that I stayed up until 2.30 am baking and decorating. The lolly train was a hit with the kiddos. For bigger people there was a scrumptuous pear and chocolate cake, made twice and stacked. I highly recommend this cake. From the most amazing blog for recipes my darling lemon thyme. I used almond meal rather than linseed meal and wholemeal spelt flour rather than potato flour. The pear really came through, the cake is not to sweet and the orange chocolate icing really gives the punch to pull it all together. Yummo!
Not many photos were taken as I am a novice at this party thing, despite my age and I was running a bit. As I lay in bed before the birthday boy woke up, on early Sunday morning those memories of birthing two years ago were all so intense. For this day I really wanted to enjoy the moment. Not feel overwhelmed by the preparations. Being together as a family is what really mattered.
Che thinks everything of his cousins. He recites their names as he drifts off to sleep.
We love you, you crazy kook of a boy.
Happy happy birthday Che.