Monday, 7 April 2008

...on being three...

my baby girl turns three this week...I am going to be away on the day so we designated yesterday her official birthday and did all the things you do on such a day...it was marvellous...

the day before - cake and jelly in preparation



the scene in our back garden upon rising on the big day, snow on your birthday - how exciting is that?


the badge of honour (which of course she wouldn't wear but which will join the others on her shelf of birthday cards with badges made by mum)




the gift opening by a very excited pair of sisters, Ms Bester from my friend imagingermonkey was a huge hit, thanks again Katy : you are a star


the party table (yes, in time honoured mean mom tradition I did force them to eat some "healthy stuff" first)


the finished cake (didn't get to photograph the jelly as the party guests got there first...the bunny didn't stand a chance...top tip for 3 year old parties - do jelly, they'll love it!)

she had requested a strawberry cake and this is what I came up with, mostly as a result of the current lack of oven situation...a party game for grown ups did emerge during the mayhem of the afternoon, with about 5 of them standing around umming and aahing and trying to fix my oven, convinced it is just a timer problem, unfortunately there was no winner but I think they had fun

a very tired but happy girl before bed (when she got there she insisted the cot bed be turned into a bed as she is now offially a big girl)


what a lovely day for a truly lovely girl, forgive me for being soppy but that child really does make my heart sing...she's hilarious

There was another birthday girl this week too, my darling friend Ms D with whom I celebrated in style on Saturday night in the company of Mr G, The Wolf and the King and Queen of home entertaining...unfortunately due to a prior engagement I had to forego her oyster eating extravaganza yesterday afternoon (too busy forcing jelly rabbits on unsuspecting 3 year olds) but I hope she had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday Ms D.

I am away from tonight...visiting Ireland to give my dad a big hug as he has been a bit poorly and to sing happy birthday to my sister (hopelessly out of tune) ...back at the weekend

23 comments:

Miaou said...

Oh I love the badge, how sweet! And I love the look on your daughters' faces when opening the Miss Bester parcel :-)

Helen said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl. Those party preparations look lovely - what an amazing cake! I love your handmade birthday badge too, so sweet.

asti said...

That all looks amazing. Fabulous strawberry cake. Happy Birthday sweet little 3 !

Katy said...

I feel almost weepy, what a lovely day. Snow on your birthday, it can't be beaten!

So pleased Miss B is a hit with Miss B! And happy birthday little miss!!!!!! Big girl bed eh? I think ours is going to get his big boy bed sometime soon (if he would just sleep for the whole night, just for half of the week)
Enjoy Ireland!

lucykate crafts... said...

looks like a fab little party, have a great time in ireland : )

tillyboo said...

Another birthday celebration in the snow .. (take a peep at my blog)

Hope you had a lovely day ! Scrummy food, and that strawberry cake looks lush. Trouble is, if I even had a snifter I'd be sooooo ill (allergic to strawbs). One of lifes cruelties.

Have a good sing-song in Ireland and enjoy the huggle with your dad.
x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday to a big 3 year old! She looks gorgeous!!! And that cake is stunning!

Hurrayic said...

Happy Birthday to your little one - it looks like all of you had a fun day. The badge is so precious. I have to ask however, what is the cake and jelly creation?

painted fish studio said...

what fun! happy 3rd birthday, sweetie!

juanitatortilla said...

Such sweetness...
:)

(But really, what IS the problem with the oven?)

Penny said...

What a lovely birthday party! Your "cake" looks wonderful and I think your card is too cute! Have a great week in Ireland!

Lindsay said...

Awww what a lovely day, your gorgeous girl is getting all grown up! Cake looked fabulous. What a special girl to get snow on her birthday. Your post made me feel all sentimental and emotional!

dottycookie said...

I love the last picture - my three year old often wears exactly that expression! The cake looks yummy, and who could resists a jelly bunny? But your idea for the handmade badge is just the best - so much lovelier than the bought ones!

Hurrayic said...

Just wanted to let you know that your heart arrived safe and sound. Thanks so much. I blogged about it. Come see.

JOinTAS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ms Bester!! Sounds like you had a lovely day.
Hope your Dad is feeling much better after having you visit.

Gina said...

Thank you for looking by my blog and so good to have discovered you! That's the wonderful thing about these swaps! That looked like a super birthday party with a very impressive cak. I loved the badge too.

Ravenhill said...

What a lovely celebration. The cake looks so sweet!!! Your little one is adorable and happy birthday to her!

Happy weekend from Emily in Norway x

Lori said...

birthday wishes from illinois :^)

what a gorgeous cake!

Mary Beth said...

What a lovely day you planned for her--perfect!

Things Hand Made said...

Happy birthday to the birthday girl.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Beautiful party,
Beautiful cake,
Beautiful daughter!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms Annie B - just spotted my birthday wishes amongst all that lovely stuff about little birthday girl! Thanks and lots of love from the big birthday girl!

susan said...

what a lovely party!
your wee one is a doll
the cake looks very yummy