Yesterday we celebrated Fraser's first birthday
The boys were so excited about it being his birthday. Alasdair (5) was especially so.
The night before, Alasdair asked me if Fraser would be much bigger on his birthday. I asked him if he was much bigger on his birthdays and he said he wasn't really. Then he thought for a bit and said that he hoped that Fraser would still have the same cute face when he was one.
Yesterday morning as I woke Alasdair I asked him what day it was.
'Um, Diluain?' he answered sleepily. He was only a day out. Diluain is the Gaelic for Monday.
I told him it was actually Dimairt (Tuesday) and asked if he remembered what special day it was.
He sat upright, so excited, and said to Fraser, 'it's your birthday today and you get an age now!'
The birthday boy enjoyed ripping the wrapping off his presents.
Fraser has never had cake before. He still doesn't like lumpy foods. I made a cake that would be suitable for him so he could try some anyway. Just in case it was the day of a breakthrough. It wasn't, but we all enjoyed the cake. There is still some left to try him again tomorrow. Just in case.
Although his brothers that have egg allergies are able to eat egg fine in cakes & biscuits, I didn't want to test out whether this was the case with Fraser on his birthday and so I made the cake wheat free, dairy free, soya free, nut free and egg free.
It was my first time adapting a cake to be egg free and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out!
James (14) was determined that we should do a cake smash for Fraser. I wasn't concerned about the mess as much as the state the eczema on Fraser's hands would be like afterwards. It doesn't matter what he gets on his hands it will make them itch. If any of his food goes on them he will start to scratch and nearly every dinner time ends with him clawing away at his hands. Fortunately by the time he gets upstairs to his bath he has forgotten about the itch.
Since he wasn't getting a cake smash, James did let Fraser stick his fingers in the icing of his cake, as he was the one in charge of looking after Fraser while dad and I were on the other side of the table taking photos! As usual his hands were sore and itchy after his little bit of fun, but as usual his bath soon stopped the scratching.
And to finish with, as I always do with a birthday post, here is the cake and the singing of Happy Birthday.
May this be the first of many happy birthdays for our delightful, sweet natured littlest boy.