Elodie proclaimed today "the best birthday ever!" At breakfast, she declared herself the queen with Hazel as the princess. She told me I could be the servant and Dad and Xander could be the guards. Her wish was pretty much my command today. She ate Nutella for breakfast, watched Eloise, Veggie Tales, AND Frog Princess, wouldn't let us leave the house without a birthday girl crown with the right number and placement of jewels, had lunch at the restaurant of her choice (I tried to convince her to go for Chinese, but she liked the sound of "Sunny's"), visited Dad's clinic where she got plenty of birthday girl attention wearing her crown, got ice cream at McDonalds, and finally sat down to her birthday dinner of butterfly pasta with pink sauce and cheesy broccoli and cauliflower. With the strawberry something juice of her choice. And then there was her requested castle cake, of course, followed by numerous "beautiful!" presents. With her aunt and cousin over to make it a real celebration, she couldn't have asked for more. She told me last week, "On my birthday, I get to make all the decisions." Seemed fair to me. I just hope she steps gracefully down from her throne tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Just Plain Four
I had a lot of fun making this cake, even if it does have a lot in common with the tower in Pisa! When Elodie saw her cake this morning, I got just the reaction I'd hoped for: "It's BEAUTIFUL!" It's impossible to recreate the Elodie intonation in that phrase--I just love it! She is such a fun, sweet, spunky, imaginative, playful, smart, personality-filled little girl. But don't call her little. Or cute, because to her, cute implies little. She is now FOUR, after all. She's been saying she was 3 1/2 for so long that she tried to get away with saying she was now 4 1/2, but I set her straight. So when people asked how old she was today, she told them, "just plain four."