Friday, January 25, 2013

Russell's Birthday Week Begins

I started decorating for Russell's birthday Thursday night while he was out of town in Austin (business trip). I probably shouldn't have done all of that climbing and stretching with my back but I felt pretty good and I really wanted him to be surprised when he came home on Friday Night. Sophia helped!

Then Sophia helped me make Boston Creme Pie cupcake pies.

I used a jumbo cupcake pan to make the cake part. I just cut the muffin top off (wish it was that easy to get rid of muffin top), and then sliced the remaining cake into 2 pieces. We mixed up the vanilla pudding and put it in the fridge to use the next day.

The next day (Fri.), after I got home from work, I added the pudding in between the 2 layers.

Then I added the icing.

Sophia's favorite part was the icing, of course.

And Russell was very surprised!

The next day, both were still coughing severely (had been all week), so they decided to go to the Dr. (at the weekend clinic). While they were sitting around that morning, Sophia began complaining about not being able to get comfortable on the couch and was tossing and turning. I felt her forehead and she had a fever. So, they decided to go ahead and just go to the Dr. right away. While they went to the Dr., I got on my way to the grocery store.
About 20 minutes later, I got a call from Russell that he felt like he was too weak to drive them home and needed me to meet him at the Dr., so I did. We sat in the waiting room for about an hour and a half. Once we finally got into the Dr., we found out they both had the flu.
So much for a brilliant start to Russell's birthday week (his birthday was Fri. and this was Sat.).  I had to change my menu plan for the evening, instead of chicken Parmesan, we had chicken noodle soup.
(and Russell was able to drive home after all so we didn't have to leave his car there. I just took Sophia with me).

1 comment:

Allison said...

At least it started well!! I am sure, even with feeling poorly, Russell appreciated your effort. I always want Boston Creme Pies during Russell's birthday week! ha!