Well she's finally three years old. Our baby is growing up... finally. Although to be quite honest, I'd keep her this age for much longer if I could. She's so adorable, cute, cuddly and so funny.
She unwrapped her few presents this morning. We've never given so few presents before but just couldn't think of anything much to buy her. I think she's lucky than most anyway, with three big sisters and all their toys to play with. And she wasn't complaining with what she received. She even got a little bit excited which was sweet.
And the cake got done eventually. Last night. The heat wasn't too good to work in. I had the duck's head in my hand trying to adhere the icing to her head, with the sticky butter icing sandwiched in between. It just went all gooey and flopped all over the show. You can imagine how fun that was! It really was looking like a huge disaster, but it all came out sort of alright in the end. And the spell in the fridge, with No.2's singlet tucked under her beak to stop it from falling off, worked wonders!!
You have to admit she is looking a little Plain Jane. Perhaps a few flowers are in order to cheer her up a bit.
And some green fluff. We'll pretend she's sitting on the grass waiting for No.4 to come and feed her bread. This also hides some nip and tuck surgery too! Oh it's amazing what a bit of fluff can do for a duck.
Three green candles for the little madam.
And now she's all ready to present herself to the birthday girl.
And this is what happened when the Happy Birthday singing started! It was just soooo embarassing! I have to admit to hating that part as well. It's quite mean really, especially when you aren't expecting it. Still once it had finished she came right and enjoyed her cake. It must have been alright as she had another piece for pudding tonight.
Here's a shot of party food for you to enjoy. Chicken and salads for the adults, rubbish stuff for the children. See that huge jar of marshmellows? They pretty much all went! I think I know who ate the most as well!!
And after the party was over, we all felt a bit like this...
Kind of tired and empty.
And then there's the clean up part. But there's also the lovely leftovers. And then there is the playing with new toys and reading the new books. We even went to the park next door to fly a new kite. Yes of course it got stuck in a tree. And Daddy went home for the floor mop to get it down! Now that was funny!!
Happy Birthday Sweetpea!