Sometimes when I stare at him when I'm bottle feeding him, it seems like he's changing , growing right in front of my eyes. His facial features are more pronounced, his eyebrows are darkening. He's beginning to make "baby talk" noises. He does this when he's lying down in his bassinet. He's talking to himself. Adorable.
It was my birthday yesterday.Papa's birthday. I'm pretty low key in nature. The weather was cold , wet, and raw. So I was content on staying home. But my birthday was an excuse to bake a cake to satisfy my sweet tooth. There's this popular bakery near us in the South End called Flour Bakery. The owner / pastry chef , Joanne Chang, is an inspiration. She went to Harvard Univ, majored in Math but followed her true passion and opened up a bakery, which I believe has turned into three bakeries now. Anyways, she just released her cook book of recipes and her recipe for birthday cake caught my eye. I knew I had to make it. I think there are a total of 5 sticks of butter in this cake but its so worth it!!