You’ve waited patiently, so without further ado, I give you Moo’s birthday recap, 2nd edition!
The cakes were decorated to match some very cute, very bright plates my sister bought for the party. I think they turned out pretty fun. My brief stint as a cake decorator continues to serve me well. For those of you who are curious, I used a homemade buttercream to ice the cakes. No fondant for this girl.
The party was very low-key. Just family, as Moo’s BFF is on vacation and couldn’t come. My sister and her husband had a nice spread of food, including the most delicious, delectable, moist smoked pork I’ve ever had. YUM.
Grandpa was her go-to for opening help. Mr. Phish and I bought Moo a Cabbage Patch doll. They still exist. But they are themed now, and they don’t have yarn hair anymore. Moo got a sporty Cabbage Patch named Aubrey. And she was ecstatic. She danced around Grandpa as he tried to cut Aubrey loose. It took some doing.
Her haul also included a Dora CD player and a CD of songs, the chair seen above, Pretty Ponies, Fridge Phonics (betcha can’t guess who bought her the education toy??), a little wagon/bike thing, and loads of clothes and shoes. Girl got like 7 pairs of shoes. Little kid shoes have gotten super cool. Check these out!
They light up when you walk. For real.
I am just so grateful that I’m close enough to be part of these things. Whether it’s ribfest or just helping at the store, getting to see my family on a regular basis is pretty much heaven. I kissed that beautiful baby on the day she was born, and I kissed her on her first birthday. And on her second birthday, my darling Moo gave me a kiss back.
Life is so good.