Tuesday, April 5, 2011

And so it begins...

Tonight my sweet friend Allison brought me a birthday dinner.  She made homemade lasagna, salad, bread and a bottle of pinot grigio.  And as much as I would love to say I put that dinner in the fridge for tomorrow and went out on the town to celebrate, sadly I did not.  With one child home with mono.....yes I said it....MONO....and a DIFFERENT child home covered in large red welts over most of her body due to an allergic reaction to penicillin, we are home bound.

So Allison's dinner was exactly what we needed and it went fabulously with the birthday cake my husband picked up for me.  Meredith and Noah gobbled down some lasagna, that and spaghetti are some of their favorites. Josh and I also enjoyed some with a glass of wine. Margot sat in her chair watching everyone eat as Josh opened up her very expensive organic baby food.....*note the child with allergies.  It took one spoon to the mouth for her to start yelling in protest.  She then knocked the spoon full of organic baby food away and all over the floor, repeatedly.  Josh was feeding her.  Me I wouldn't have let that happen....at least not repeatedly.  After several more failed attempts and an almost overturned bowl of baby food.  Josh cut up some lasagna and placed it on her tray.

She inhaled it.  Then did the sign for more.  So we gave her more and she inhaled that as well.  We asked her to look up and say cheese and her look is exactly what I would be thinking....I'm trying to eat here people.

Margot ate an entire meal of lasagna tonight and no baby food.  Meredith and Noah had stopped eating baby food by 9 months old.  Margot is right on target.  Well a little early.  Again she likes to be first.
Thanks so much Allison for a great birthday meal.  I really appreciate it and love the gesture.  I think I may start giving my friends a night off from cooking for their birthday too! 

1 comment:

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Mandi!! Sorry you have to deal with two sick kiddos on your special day though:(

You are so blessed to have such amazing friends! That meal sounds wonderful...And Margot! She's a smart cookie, that one! She knows when she's getting the short end of the stick where dinner is concerned;) Too funny!