And she's the big 3!

My youngest has now turned 3. It's hard to believe, since those 3 years have gone by so quickly. Katydid's birthday was Friday, the 1st day of spring (because I had a c-section, I thought that would be a nice day for her birthday...even though that day never tends to feel like spring yet). Anyway, we decided to have our own little family party on Friday, and celebrate with extended family on Sunday.

What a fun day. I asked her where she wanted to go for dinner, and she replied "to the grass." I guess I had to be more specific, so I said what restaurant would you like to eat at, and she replied "the Costco food court!" After that, I figured I'd better give her a few suggestions. We finally settled on a Mexican restaurant, which suited us fine since we love Mexican, and she loves the chip basket. After that, we headed to Playworld (a Chuck E Chee*se of sorts). The kids had fun playing on all the maze things while we got to sit and chat. Finally, we headed to Cold Stone Creamery. I tell you, it mind as well have been my birthday, because I think I had just about as much fun as the girls did.

The next day of course I was hit with an awful cold. I wasn't sure if we should still have her party on Sunday, but figured it was just family, I would be fine. I cleaned a little and prepared to make her birthday cake....a castle cake. I have spent the last couple years making the girls cakes, and Kyra gladly explained to her sister that I would make any cake she desired (thank you big sister). I'm just hoping the ideas for these cakes don't keep getting harder and harder. Fortunately, the castle cake wasn't the hardest, but it wasn't my best looking cake either. At 10pm that night, I finished the cake. The only problem was, that it was a little top heavy. So after finishing it, I couldn't move it. And because it was 3 tiers, I couldn't cover it either. The best I could do was drape a blanket in front of it, so she wouldn't see it the next day.
Sunday came, and my cold hit me like a sack of bricks. You know the kind of sinus headache that makes you feel like a truck ran into you? I debated again whether we should cancel the party, but we had to eat the cake (since it wasn't covered), and we couldn't move the party to my in-laws (because we couldn't move the cake!). On with the party it was! Fortunately, I have a husband who is quite handy in the kitchen. He took the girls to church, while I stayed home and prepped the turkey, and red potatoes. We pretty much had a Thanksgiving type meal going on, but that's my Katie! She's a meat and potatoes kind of girl. Plus the main item on her birthday menu was corn on the cob (I tell you, these girls are their father's girls through and through). The corn this season is nothing to write home about, but each girl still had two ears each!

Katie had a wonderful day. She has become so expressive this year. She opened up each present with such glee, and hugged all her aunts and uncles. And I made it through the day too. It was worth it to see such a happy birthday girl. And to think I can add making a turkey to my list of accomplishments now.


Rebecca said...

That cake ROCKS!! I am totally impressed. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday weekend.

Dave and Jenni said...

Sarah, that cake is AWESOME! You did such an amazing job! Happy birthday, Katie!!!

Annie said...

Wow! what a great cake! I'm so glad her third birthday went so well! I was thinking about her last Friday on her big day and i'm so glad to hear things went so well. Great job!

Sarah VB said...

WOW!!! You are definitely a gifted cake-maker Sarah! We made a castle cake with my student-teaching class and it didn't turn out nearly as pretty as yours!

I can't believe Katie is 3 already. The pic of your girls by the manatee makes them look so tall and grown-up. Tell them to slow down! :)

And CONGRATS!!! on the news of your little BOY-on-the-way!! I can't believe how long it took me to find out about your big news. I hope you are doing and feeling well. I need a preggo-belly pic! :)

Short Stop said...

Holy cow! That is a fantastic cake. I love it! I'm sure Katy did, too!

Happy B-day to your big girl! I love three. Such a fun age!!

trevsmom said...

WOW, sarah....awesome did a great job! What a super Mommy you are too for having the party while feeling under the weather. You go girl!

Kris said...

What. A. CAKE! Wow, You're setting the bar kinda high here. Your girls getting cuter by the day. They really have grown up so much!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

That cake is amazing! WOW! What a special day.

Your girls looks great - they are getting so big.

how ya feeling?