What weather we had today! Freezing rain and snow…luckily after bringing Henri to his 3 year checkup I was able to get him to school and then come home, and not need to drive into town for work. That was a relief! (Plus my belly’s been sore and it gets worse after driving from the push/pull of my leg on the pedals, so any chance to not have to drive was welcome).
Henri’s appointment went great, and he’s still 90th percentile for height and weight, meaning he hasn’t slowed down his growth since…birth? 3 months old? I don’t remember, but he’s been almost off the charts since the beginning. I assume he’ll slow down and meet up with the average standards at some point, but it’s not happening yet! He’s only about 1/2 a pound and 1/2 an inch apart from Jakob, and everyone usually assumes they’re twins, especially since they beg to dress alike.
I spent the day working on fondant decorations for his cake for Sunday, so they’d have a chance to dry out a bit and be more stable by the party. I also made a batch of buttercream icing (so easy and tastes so much better than store-bought!!) and dirty-iced the cake to catch any crumbs before the final decorating tomorrow. Unfortunately I accidentally made the fondant pieces too big for my original plan, but it’s too late to change the cake so I’ll have to come up with a way to make it work.
No pics today ‘cus I have no knitting or weaving progress, I didn’t take any new photos of the kids today, and I’m keeping the cake a surprise until after the party. I’d show you my nails but I’m redoing those tomorrow too.
Hope you had a great Friday the 13th! Ooh- remember the movie Freaky Friday? I just got a flashback of the original one, with Jodie Foster. I must have seen it in the 80’s sometime. I don’t know why it’s reminding me of this, but does anyone but me remember the TV show…what was it called….Rags to Riches? About a guy who adopts like 7 girls, and they’re always singing, like when the blonde one likes a guy she’s mooning at him through a chain-link fence at a park and singing “I Will Follow Him”? I used to love that show!
January 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm
I can’t believe they are half a pound and half an inch off from each other!
Great job on the cake! As usual!!
January 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Oh my gosh, I loved that show too! I specifically remember the scene you described. Evidently we were destined to be friends. 😉
I can’t wait to see how the cake turned out! I have some basic cake decorating skills (very basic), but we have a fabulous bakery just down the street so I usually just get something from them.
Iva is another tiny peanut just like RJ. In fact, she is even smaller! She is in only the first percentile for weight. She eats like crazy so I’m not too worried about her, but I have no idea what it would be like to have a nice, big boy like Henri. 🙂