Lucy turned 3 over a week ago, and in keeping with the fact that she is my third born, her birthday recap is happening roughly 10 days late.
It needs a recap because, of all the birthdays that I have tried to make special, hers had the most epic fails as a result of my attempts. All except one. Read on for the unfolding of the tale.
Lucy was really hard to figure out leading up to her birthday, we asked her every other day or so what she wanted and all she said was a yellow cake with a green "happy birthday star" (because there is a little birthday marker on our school calendar with that identical cake pictured). Whether she wanted chocolate cake or vanilla could not be surmised and since she is extremely shoe-obsessed right now, the only thing she would tell us she wanted toy-wise was "pink shoes".
Let me give you a little idea of how the cake turned out...
Not yellow. No green star. Most horrific looking cake ever. First fail.
And now for fail number 2. Here's a picture of what happened while I was attempting to make the yellow icing with some weird stove-top method:
Turned the wrong burner on. Had a glass baking dish full of fresh baked banana bread on the burner I accidentally turned on. It shattered into thousands and thousands of pieces. I only cried a little and Lucy was completely clueless.
Soooo moving on to better, less failed things PLUS a giveaway for you!!
The morning of the birthday came with presents and donuts (per the usual) and I was super DUUUUPER thrilled when the new-to-me company Ashton-Drake sent us their So Truly Mine baby doll, because we were in quite a bind about what we should get her and what she would like and it was a SERIOUS hit.
It is hand-crafted vinyl with hand-painted features, which are insanely real-looking.
I have had girls for 6-and-a-half years now, we have seen our fair share of baby dolls flow in and out of this house, and this one takes the cake -- even the yellow birthday cake with the green "happy birthday" star. It is definitely a win of a doll and would make a very extra-special Christmas gift, from parents or better yet-- grandparents.
And the best part is.... they are giving one away to a luck duck reader!
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