Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Three

My little girl turned three this weekend. Three - where did the time go? Wasn't I just on maternity leave?

K is such a little person now - full of personality and confidence. Despite my best efforts, she is not an adventurous eater and bread in its many forms is her favorite food. She loves baby dolls, being read to, her new little princesses, pretending to be a puppy, her umbrella and her pillow. And I love her with all my heart and soul. Despite all her faults (that all came from her father - not me!) - her temper, the battles over cleaning up the toys, and her heavy handedness when she deals with her brother, I adore her. She is my little bug, and she's three...

She told her Papa she wanted a rainbow cake for her birthday, so I went with the rainbow theme for our little family party. Well, I guess it wasn't so little since Grandma and Grampie drove all the way up from Southern Indiana and Grandpa Jack came from Petoskey. My son reminded her that, "Grandma Crissie is at Egypt and she couldn't come."

Birthday shirt? Check.
Rainbow room? Check.Rainbow cake? Oops, that cake looks white to me...
Papa apologized and told her that he forgot to make a rainbow cake. (Wink wink) She took it pretty well, but then chastised him at the dinner table for it. When he apologized again she said, "Dat's O.K. Papa. I'll eat dat cake." You should have seen her face light up when she and her father cut the first piece. "The rainbow's inside Papa!"

Apparently he didn't forget after all...

If you want to make a rainbow cake, just separate your cake batter (A used yellow cake) into different bowls and then use gel food coloring (A used Wilton brand from the cake decorating isle) to color each bowl of batter. He spooned each bowl of batter into the center of the cake pan, plopping the next color on top of the ones that were already there and hen baked according the the directions on the package. Though, it took two trips through the dishwasher to get the bowls clean...

19 comments:

Katie said...

happy Third B day K! (oh and here I thought I was the only mommy who called her babies "bug") LOL! Welcome Home!

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Birthday to your rainbow girl!!! I love that cake...so cool! I hope you got a picture of her face when that cake was cut into!

Shannon said...

THAT cake is SO COOL! Happy birthday to your lil' 3 year old princess!

kate said...

Brilliant cake, too fun!

Let's not talk about babies getting older, 'kay? I'm heading to double digits with my baby next year.

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday to your 3 year old K!!
Lovely cake and poor dishwasser!

Kathie said...

so cute!!!! Happy 3rd birthday to her, oh what a memory this cake will be for her.
really enjoyed reading about your adventures in Egypt
what an incredible trip.
Kathie

Maggie said...

I still have your message on my answering machine announcing her birth-- is it really three years old? Love that 3 shirt! And that cake-- Papa's the man!

The WoodLand School said...

The cake is *awesome*!!! Seriously, the coolest cake I have ever seen.

Also love the birthday shirt. Happy birthday, Big Girl : )

LaughingFamily said...

That is the best birthday cake! I love it! Truly creative...

And don't worry about the picky eater - my son is just now starting to try new things, and he is 4 1/2. He actually cried at the zoo last year when I bought him an ice cream cone. How mean of me!!!

Simply Stork said...

awww they grow so fast...beautiful decorations...and wow! that is some rainbow cake :o)

~simply~

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

love that cake... it's like tie-dye!
My baby will be 2 in only a couple weeks. It's true, they grow up so fast!

Valerie said...

I love that cake! Totally psychedelic!

Betts said...

Man, that is an incredible cake. I bet she was thrilled from her head to her toes. Oh, I miss 3, but almost 7 is fun, too. Cherish each age, because we can't get them back.

misschris said...

Oh my oh my oh my!!!! That cake is ridiculously cool! Aren't little three year old girls the sweetest little pesky things? Love them.

Happy birthday to yours!!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday Miss K!

Frank said...

Many thanks for revealing secret of the rainbow cake! My granddaughters will be thrilled if I am able to make one like it.

Brenda said...

Great idea for the cake. Love the number 3 shirt. Ruby will be 3 in May so I may have to steal some of your ideas.

Marcia said...

He's such a great dad...rainbow cake surprise! It must feel good to be back home with your family again.

Amanda said...

Honor tunrs 3 Wednesday love the shirt idea. And I'm so gonna try the cake. Thanks