Yesterday was Caedmon's third birthday. I think he was a little worried that there might not be any presents or a cake.
But, then again, I think he may have had a sneaky suspicion that something was up.
For his birthday breakfast he helped me mix up his first ever muffins. This little guy is allergic to wheat, dairy, egg and much, much more. We made muffins with a gluten-free flour, rice milk and applesauce to replace the eggs. He really enjoyed them!
And he loved geting to help cook. The kitchen can be dangerous for him with so many of his allergic foods constantly being used, so helping to cook was a grand adventure.
When you are the seventh child you most likely have a houseful of toys that have been passed down from your older siblings. And if your mom is in the midst of the Great Declutter Challenge, getting more toys may not be an option. Caedmon asked for a flashlight and a ball, so he got THREE flashlights and a little ball.
He also got a cowboy hat and a gun that makes way too much noise for his mother's comfort.
Not only had Caedmon never had muffins, but he had never had a cake, either. Devin made this cake using a gluten-free cake mix, olive oil and applesauce. It turned out pretty well.
Blowing out the candles
The first bite
And the verdict? It was good!
Happy birthday to our precious Caedmon!!
If you are interested in how Caedmon got his name, read here.