But Ben was transfixed. He changed his mind. He wanted sushi and miso soup for his birthday meal.
So, in his honor, I finally made real sushi. I did the rice the right way. I did not, however, attempt raw fish.
We had California rolls, avocado rolls, cucumber rolls, and an experimental sweet potato roll which wasn't bad.
Ben has been requesting an "M&M cake like Aunt Shelley made at Thanksgiving" since Thanksgiving. He wanted to help make it, too. And then he made a smiley face on top with M&Ms and I totally failed to get a final photo. (It was an Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, chocolate pudding, whipped cream top)
It was a happy birthday. . . . .my sweet little boy who now tells us all the things he can do because he's four, including walking across town to pick up his older sister from kindergarten - by himself. Dear Ben.