My baby turned three this week (THREE??)
|Baby Sister at 1 month (August 2009)|
|Baby Sister at THREE!|
This girly-girl is so much fun! She loves princesses and mermaids and everything pink and purple...which is great, because I do too! :)
Usually, I have birthdays planned for at least a month in advance. I usually work best under pressure, but I LOVE planning my kids' parties, especially the cakes. We invite the grandparents and any other in-town relatives, and our awesome neighbors, and that's about it. We keep it low-key.
But for Little Sister's party (notice the new name!) I just couldn't figure out what kind of cake to make. See, the boys - Dub and Bo - have chosen the SAME CAKE for the past, oh, ten birthdays or so. "Mom, can I have a monster truck cake?" Sure. (sigh) I have worn out that idea - cakes in the shape of monster trucks, toy monster trucks driving on a mountain (that one was really cool), and even one with a toy monster truck on a football field.
So now that I get to plan parties for a GIRL, I kind of get lost in all the possibilities. I knew we were having our little party on Saturday, and even as late as Wednesday, I wasn't sure what kind of cake to make.
I LOVE PINTEREST!!! If you're unfamiliar with the site, it's like a bulletin board for all the greatest ideas on the Internet. So I searched for "Cakes" on Pinterest, and BOOM! A bazillion great ideas popped up. At first I thought I would make a mermaid cake for Little Sister. You know, a beach with cute little toy mermaids sitting on a rock in the middle.... Hey, did you know that all mermaids are practically nude?? Maybe it's the Mama in me, but I don't want half-naked chicks sitting on my kid's birthday cake!! So I started to search for something else. Something...but what?
Here's what I came up with:
Don't let the blurry exterior fool you!!! As with so many things, it's what is inside that counts! When we sliced through the semi-sloppy "cloud," our eyes were treated to a little slice of heaven.
Yeah, it's still a little sloppy. But SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love rainbows!
Pinterest had a blue million different versions of this cake, but I picked my favorite and went with it. And it was just as much fun to make as it was to look at!
In addition to the beautiful cake, I got tons of other ideas from Pinterest. We had rainbow fruit kabobs (watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and purple grapes with a marshmallow at the bottom). There were bowls with Skittles and Rainbow Twizzlers. And one of my favorites - rainbow cakes in jars for the kids.
|This is pre-baked. Apparently I forgot to take a picture of the completed cakes. They were really cute!!|
I wish I had thought of the rainbow theme earlier! I could have decorated the entire house so beautifully (sorry, boys!!). But like I said, I work best under pressure. Oh, and I have declared that every cake from now on will be RAINBOW on the inside!! So...probably a monster truck on top of a rainbow. Sigh.
Here's a few more pictures of some of my FAVORITE people in the world!!!
|My incredibly gorgeous niece with Little Sister|
|This box was the life of the party!|
|Amazing neighbor...11 years old, and she MADE that skirt for Little Sister!!!! Incredible!|
|Treat of the day...Hay #2 and her mama came to see us!|
|Little Sister telling Hay #2 all about her new princess|
|Grammaw & Grampaw (somehow I always manage to take food pictures of these guys!! Sorry!)|
We had a great time with SOME of our favorite people. Of course, the people made the party beautiful. But thanks to Pinterest, the food looked amazing too! :)
So...if anything happens to Jason... I'm totally asking Pinterest to marry me!
We love you, Little Sister! Happy 3rd birthday, baby!