I haven't told you, but my Peanut turned 4 at the end of September.
Yeah. 4. Four. Doesn't she look bigger?
She had a whole weekend of celebrating, starting with a present from big sister in the morning before school.
Then we brought the treat to school, and Peanut's friends sang Happy Birthday to her, and she chose a horse as her present from the gift box. After school, Peanut got to open presents from Grandma Sharon, Sally and Kirsten, and from Derek and me. Adorable outfits, purple suede fringed boots, little black shoes, a huge box of crayons and a new coloring book, stickers, Polly Pocket--all sorts of good things were well received. There was also a funny kitty card from big sister.
At last came the big box.
"It's Ruthie!!" and a very happy Peanut. :)
After this, we packed up and went to Chuck E. Cheese for a pizza lunch and some game playing and had tons of fun. That night Ruthie slept in a place of honor, on the pillow on her bed where no other of Peanut's "guys" ever get to sleep. Ruthie got two nights there actually. No other "guy" has ever had even one night.
The next day we went to Grandma Sue's house, where more celebration and fun was had. Super cozy pjs came home and adorable Hello Kitty slippers. Being a tired momma, I also was a bad blogger and didn't get any pics.
The following day, and last of the birthday extravaganza was celebrated by Grandpa Steve, Grandpa Dale and Grandma Marcia. This is the day mom almost ruined the birthday. I decided to make the American Girl Rainbow Cake as she was receiving her first American Girl doll, with hair to style, unlike her Bitty Baby. It was from an issue of the magazine and I first saw it on Boogie's blog (she also dyes all that wonderful fiber I have!) So I set out, started making it. Hmm, these layers aren't very thick...but it smells good. Just bake it. Here's what I got:
There's a red layer, orange, green and blue, and they are each a 1/4" thick. As it was baking, Boogie's blog words rang in my head "blah blah blah...Jell-o...." Jell-o! Jell-o!? I freakin' used Kool-aid! What was I THINKING?!?! Well, it still smells good. :/ The layers are still thin. Let's put it together and see what we have.
Aw, it's super adorable, and really, when your kiddo looks like this when she blows out the candles,
and like this when I cut into the cake for the first piece,
I just didn't care that I put the wrong thing in. It was adorable and she loved her cake.
I only wish it tasted as delicious as it looks. It was very fruity tasting, but sour. Luckily, Derek had run out the night I baked it so that we'd have the backup cake. *sigh*
All in all, it was a fantastic birthday weekend. We can't quite believe our baby is four. Though when we look back on pictures and it's hard to imagine her being so little. I think we have a happy four year old though, and for certain we had a tired one!