News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 27
The big thing this week was Dante’s birthday! He turned 1 on Friday! Because 2020 sucks, we couldn’t do a real birthday party like we would have liked. But we did a virtual one and it was pretty great. I got him a Mickey Mouse smash cake, which turned out great, though he didn’t smash it, so much as delicately taste a bit of the frosting. We’ll be eating the cake for days LOL! And I dressed him up in a Mickey Mouse outfit that was just too adorable. Then some family and close friends joined us in a FB room to sing to him. It was a great time. Here’s some pictures:
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Yesterday our baby boy turned one!!! It’s so hard to believe that a year has already passed. We couldn’t have the party we hoped for, due to COVID but family and close friends joined us virtually to sing happy birthday and watch Dante destroy a smash cake. Which he actually was very dainty with and did not destroy at all. Thank you @smallcakesmedallion for his wonderful mickey themed smash cake. It turned out great and was yummy! After a bath because he was a sticky mess, he got to open presents with his big brother @frnkmsn, who came over for the virtual party. He is a very lucky boy with lots of people who love him enough to take time out of the Friday night and/or send him sweet gifts. Despite COVID, I feel like we managed to make his first birthday special AND safe. Thank you to our friends and family who helped make his day special!! ❤️ @philip_sams @zacitus @aat_illustration @estherlsams @melissagomezperry @tequillaaguayo @moonshan11 @limabean74 @hraquel2112 #happybirthday #1stbirthday #virtualbirthdayparty
And if you’re interested, my brother recorded a video of it for us from his vantage point. It’ll be a pretty cool memory for Dante to watch I think (sorry, I don’t know why it won’t turn… so maybe watch on your phone and turn? If you want to of course lol)
Beyond Dante’s birthday, the work week was fairly typical. Saturday, we went to the park hoping to swing again and we were so happy to discover an empty park! So we sprayed down a swing for Dante and he got to swing for the first time! He loved it 🙂
I’m of course bummed about RBG and am disgusted by the way Republicans are handling it. That the same people who wouldn’t allow Obama to nominate a justice in February of his last year would think it’s acceptable to for Trump to name someone in the weeks prior to an election is reprehensible. If he wins (lord help us), he’ll get to nominate someone anyway. Poor RGB would be so disgusted to see Trump naming her replacement.
And that’s it for me this week… sorry to end on that sad note. I was on a high from Dante’s birthday party when I saw the news.
I did slightly better visiting this week, but not great. Sorry y’all, I just don’t have a great rhythm down yet. I am trying. Dante hasn’t been napping as dependably this week and it’s cut into my time quite a lot.
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