Bumps and Chocolate!

My poor sweet boy is sporting a nasty bump and bruise on his head tonight:( We were at the park celebrating a friend’s birthday when Samuel came running by chasing friends and tripped over a water pipe sticking out of the ground and smacked his head on the cement. It was a terrible sound and still makes me sick to think about it! He was inconsolable for 10-15 minutes and as I sat with him, holding ice on his head and trying to comfort him, several caring friends paraded by to make sure he was okay and to give advice. With phrases like, “If he vomits” or “If his eyes don’t look quite right” or “If he loses consciousness” swimming around in my head, I admit I knew some moments of panic. Ben and I watched him very closely until he went to bed and just went in to wake him up and make sure he is okay. It hurts to see your baby hurt! You can’t see in the picture but it’s a large egg under the cuts and it’s very bruised. He did fall asleep happily though with an ice pack laying on his head and lots of TLC from mommy and daddy. Who could ask for more??

The Wounded Veteran

And who, of course, can resist some fabulous chocolate cake for dessert? Since I did NOT indulge in any cupcakery cupcakes loaded with enough frosting to make 6 children slap happy, I decided to make my own sinful delight at home:) Friends, meet chocolate cake. Chocolate cake, meet my tempted friends…..

Chocolate Cake:

1 package of Devil’s Food Cake mix
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 TB cocoa powder
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips

1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2-2 TB cocoa powder
3 TB granulated sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and cocoa powder on low until blended. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir chocolate chips into batter. Pour into greased 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.

2. Cook for 25-30 min or until done and house is filled with heavenly scent of chocolate.

3. As cake cooks, beat heavy whipping cream, sugar and cocoa powder in a chilled bowl until stiffened and thick. Spread cooled chocolate delight with equally delicious chocolate whipped cream icing. Enjoy large piece with glass of milk.

4. Work out next morning.


One thought on “Bumps and Chocolate!

  1. i’m so sorry about samuel’s bad bump…ugh. i felt sick just reading about it. i hope he feels better very soon. it is so nerve-wracking when your child is hurt and your brain is racing and wondering if it is something worse.

    i have a “blog request”. or maybe a couple. i need to hear about this new workout?? (from your FB status)

    And I’ve been wondering about your charting/prize methods. would you elaborate?? i’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas–i know this is something you do so well.


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