Friday, I made some Greek chicken avgolemono soup for Mark and I for lunch. I had prepared chicken souvlaki (Greek marinated chicken breast) for dinner for ladies' dinner and a movie night on Thursday, so we had a lot of leftovers. It was d'lish soup! We also had some leftover pita and tzatki that we munched on with the soup.
That afternoon, we had a "Superhero Afternoon" boys played a little live action Super Smash Bros with their plushy Sonic and Mario dolls. We also watched Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer. I also worked on the football cake a little. I baked the cake part. I rested most of the evening and went to bed early, since I too was feeling a little under the weather.
Saturday morning, Ethan and I made the chocolate buttercream for the cake. Yum! It smelled heavenly. Ethan was the official taste tester. It is so cute to see how interested he is in cooking and baking. He would rather cook with me in the kitchen than play video games. He actually shut off Wii when I asked if he wanted to cook with me!!
Javi went to Bates' Nut Farm with his cousin, Nana and Aitona for the day. Javi's dad left for the CHP academy in Sacramento on Saturday and will be there for the next six months. He will be coming home every other weekend, so Javi will still get to see him, but it's definitely going to be a big change for him. It was a nice distraction for Javi to do something fun with his grandparents for the day.
Daddy brought home some McD's for lunch and a much needed ice coffee for Mama. It totally hit the spot and I felt recharged to finish off decorating the cake.
I stayed up pretty late on Saturday night preparing food for our party on Superbowl Sunday. I made all the dips, veg tray, etc.
Sunday the kids woke up early and we played for most of the early morning. Then it was go time for mama. I started cleaning, more food prep, and setting up for the party. I made a much needed coffee run to Starbucks for daddy and I. Since the kids had gotten up early, I was sooo ready for a cuppa.
Our party kicked off around 2:30. We served food from just about every ethnic group. I had made some lumpia, pizza, wings, hot artichoke dip, garlic fries, my famous roasted salsa, asian pineapple teriyaki meatballs, hummus & pita, and of course, cake for dessert.
We had a really good time. There was about 15 of us, including the little people. Even did a little karaoke during half time. Here are the pics and vid. Mark & the boys were very elusive and managed to skip out on the pics and the vids.