Phil had baked Z a birthday cookie and even wrote him a message in chocolate - which was super nice of her, in my opinion anyway. We left when Buzz got tired/antsy - which was late since he hasn't been actually going to sleep until 9:30/10pm.
On Friday morning we ran out like lunatics after deciding at the last minute to put together a plane-letter type thing for somebody. I'm glad we did it but felt a little insane when it was 1pm on Friday and all that was made for a Shabbos was challah rolls. Thankfully the chicken was all defrosted so I just seasoned it and made some rice. Insta-shabbos.
We enjoyed 'Yemenite'-style soup Friday night, then bbq wings, rice and green beans. Shabbos lunch was a simple affair of roasted-paprika chicken (which wasn't as great as I'd hoped) along with rice and rice kugel (the kids favorite side dishes - leaving out only the Oriental-style rice salad.)
We considered going to S&S's house for a visit since it's been a while since we last saw them but Buzz woke up with a cold - coughing, sneezing, and generally disgusting on Saturday morning so we opted out of that.
Phil came to visit at around 2pm. Buzz was napping and only woke up at a little after 3pm. Then he insisted on going out to the park. There was a lot of other kids at the park - most of them 'bigger' so he didn't really want to play for very long (especially after his ride down the big slide where he met with kids climbing up the slide as he was already 2/3rds of the way down it...) He took our hands and led us home.We hung out until shabbos ended, then piled into the car and drove over to The FamBily house. After much debate picking a movie and a change in plans everyone was settled and waiting for food to heat. Just as Thor showed up the kid decided it was time to leave. I grabbed whatever food I could carry in my hands and we headed home. Definitely less exciting of an evening than I had hoped for since I ended up being climbed and slimed by Buzz (who just wanted to drink an entire bag of soup-crunchies) while trying to eat some soup out of a takeout container. Then the kid didn't even go to sleep until close to 10:30 at which point I had no energy to stay awake to watch Thor (which was all I'd wanted to do in the first place.) especially considering the fact that I KNEW the kid would be up by 7am.
I don't know what else is going on today but it looks nasty and windy outside so I think the park might be off the table. Hopefully the engineer finished the work she was meant to do so that Z can finish the work that he needs to do. Appointment at Haga is scheduled for tomorrow - Take2. Maybe this time we can get the stupid stamp of approval. The only thing more annoying that all of this paperwork is listening to the kid whine non-stop all day long for absolutely no reason.