Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Alyssa!

My baby girl is 3! I'm so excited for her. She has been waiting for this day and seriously enjoyed it! I asked her if she liked her birthday and she said "yes, I just don't like it when it's over." I can totally understand why...she had a fabulous day!

This morning I went out and got her a special breakfast and some flowers to make sure the day got started on the right foot.

I'd say it worked!

I then went to work on her birthday cake...again. Yes again. For weeks, Alyssa has been requesting a Thomas the Train chocolate cake. I was all set with my plan on how to execute this. Last weekend, she changed her mind and wanted a chocolate princess cake instead. So I priority shipped some cake toppers and thought all was under control. Last night after she went to bed, I began the cake. They came out of the oven looking great, but then I tried to get them out of the pan and they stuck. I should have quit then, but I continued...until 11:30 at which point I had one mess of a cake on my hands. So, I baked two more cakes this morning, this time using parchment paper (my new best friend.) They released perfectly and I was on my way.

Cake #1 on the right, Cake #2 on the left. Umm yeah, huge difference.

and...the final result...

I was quite pleased!

Here's the birthday girl getting ready for her party

She had been waiting for this moment all day! For the hour before people started arriving she stood in the dining room just looking at the balloons and cake and presents. So sweet!

Opening presents!

Playing in her new sandbox!

I am so thankful for Alyssa and loved making this day special for her!
Happy Birthday Sissy, you're my favorite girl!!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet....I can't believe how much life the last three years have held. And I can't wait to see what the next three hold for this sweet girl. And her uber-talented mommy. ;) Looks like the party (and the cake) were a huge success.