Our daughter's birthday is December 29. (And unlike parents who give birth, we did not rejoice because she was born just in time to be a tax deduction. It doesn't work that way for adoption.) For her first birthday with us, we had a nice family party at my parents' house. But this year I wanted to have a "real" birthday party for her. And my friend Kristin, who also has a December birthday, pretty much badgered me into it!
asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said, "Cupcakes and
balloons." Later, she got more specific: chocolate cupcakes and a
snowman cake. Now, I'm not into shaped cakes, but I figured I could do a
snowman. Two 9-inch round cake pans, a few chocolate stars (left over
from the Peanut Blossoms), a real carrot for a nose and the cupcakes
arranged like a hat. Voila!
About 30 family and friends came for a
fun afternoon party with fun, pizza and presents. I can't find my
camera right now, so here's a photo taken by our neighbor (the mom of
the cute baby Sophie is holding.) She's wearing her felt birthday crown I
made last year and an adorable dress with an machine embroidered
snowman, made by my Aunt Pat. What a cutie!
so excited to have a girl who is 3! She is a happy kid and a very
focused, hard worker. She loves having stories read to her, crafts and
playing outside. She especially loves her Daddy--and the Hello Kitty
purse and accessories we gave her. Happy birthday, sweet Sophie!