It's the tiniest little's 2nd birthday today! It also happens to be my 2nd grader's patriotic program, which I happened to volunteer to take cookies for last fall- before I had a clue that wheat and sugar were the doomsday drug in our family. Today has been baking day.
Well, let's back up. I woke up an hour before my alarm clock. Bursting with energy? Nope. Nauseous, migraine, intestinal pain. No clue what that was- can't think of anything strange I ate. But I spend some quality time with the toilet, pulled out the essential oils, took an ibuprofen for good measure (that's when you know I'm desperate), and then curled up under the dark covers moaning, groaning and wishing to escape my own body. I was really glad that I had braved the dizziness of blowing up balloons and filled the family room with them last night. It kept the kids happy and busy while I pulled myself together. Hubs decided to work from home and help me. He's amazing. Once I got dressed, fed kids and got the boys out the door, I was at least feeling less like dying. I've been tired today, but my addiction to physical feats has me fighting myself to keep rested! Silly brain! I'm grateful to be feeling much better so quickly. Commence the baking day!
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies for the program- Check!
Apple Cinnamon Cake for the Birthday Girl (will be served with Strawberries and Cream). Check! (I used maple syrup instead of agave- I ran out of honey).
Grass-Fed Pot Roast with Sweet Potatoes in the crock pot for dinner. Check!
Then I had to clean up the massive disaster area that was my kitchen- after the girls had a coconut "confetti party". And now, humorously enough, hubs is napping. I should probably join him. At least he distracted the girls for a while so I could get some things done.
I am surprisingly pleased with the Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think they'll go over well! As long as my kids get some, we'll be good. I want them to feel like they can have treats that are good and good for them.
The cake smells divine. I'm excited to try it. It was crazy easy to make too.