And now you are five

by Veronica on January 18, 2014

in Isaac

Five years ago, I was two minutes away from giving birth. The midwives and my husband were frantically trying to help me out of my pants as the urge to push overwhelmed everything.

Isaac arrived in a rush. A giant burst of energy and BANG, I was a mother again. He delights me every single day, and now he is five and I wonder where the years have gone.

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I made a giant cake – banana cake with salted caramel buttercream. It was divine, but after three weeks without any sugar, much too sweet. I’ll make it again, but drop the sugar content a lot.

It’s been interesting, not eating sugar. Yesterday was the first sugar I’d had since Jan 1 (I was making buttercream and it needed taste testing, obviously), and today I woke up bleary and feeling like my head was full of cotton wool.

Needless to say, I think quitting sugar is having a huge difference on my health. BONUS.

Isaac had a great day at the park, having a BBQ with our family. All of his presents were a big hit and he is very excited to be FIVE finally. He starts school in a little over two weeks and he’s excited.

So am I, frankly.


Anne January 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

They do grow up so fast, don’t they?

Today was a lovely day for a bbq, we (me and the kids) had a great time. The food, cake and company were great too. (Thank you very much for inviting us) :)

Kathy January 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Happy birthday Isaac, and happy birthing day, Veronica :-) It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were mutually bemoaning our voracious and non sleeping infants … and now they are starting school, Isaac is 5 and Miss C will be 5 in 6 weeks. Unbelievable really!

Multiblogging Mum January 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Happy birthday Isaac!!

victoria January 19, 2014 at 3:20 am

pavlova? is that an Austrailian dish?

Veronica January 19, 2014 at 7:37 am

Yes, and it’s delicious. Soft meringue toppped with whipped cream and fruit.

river January 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Happy Birthday to the big boy.
Banana cake with salted caramel buttercream?
I’m drooling here….

Marylin January 20, 2014 at 7:14 am

5… five… FIVE??? The days may be long, but they years are lightning fast!
So glad to hear he had a good day. Sounds like he’s ready for school. Those last few months before they start have us mums tearing our hair out, don’t they?
Or is that just me? *cough* >_<

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