Monday, March 27, 2017

A Beatrix Potter 5th Birthday

(Wow... do I still remember how to do this? It's been ages since I've blogged. I was complaining to a friend about some recent requests for books from the last book sale post and she kindly mentioned that maybe it would be a good idea to post something new so that post isn't the top one. Ya think? ;) 

A Beatrix Potter 5th Birthday

Our sweet little Cupcake turned five last September. These years are flying by. She was and still is enamored with everything Beatrix Potter! Well, almost everything. Peter Rabbit {all Amazon links are affiliate links}isn't her favorite. That ole Mr. McGregor is a meany and kind of scary. But she loves silly Squirrel Nutkin and the very foolish Jemima Puddleduck. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a favorite because her big sister, Rain, reads it to her with a thick Yorkshire/maybe-slightly-Scottish accent and Mrs. Tittlemouse is just fussy enough to be charming... although Mr. Jackson always ends up sounding like a Southern gentleman/ Foghorn Leghorn no matter who reads it. (On the table... a plate of radishes, a bowl of blackberries and an owl and a little stuffed squirrel to act as Mr. Brown and Squirrel Nutkin.)

 I made this Happy Birthday banner using Picmonkey and images I found online. 

 This garland was purchased from Amazon.

The day started with omelettes for breakfast (don't tell Jemima), along with acorn and cottontail donut holes. The acorns were made with cinnamon donut holes, Nutella, chocolate sprinkles and pretzel sticks. No duck eggs were harmed in the making of this breakfast. 

Some stuffed friends showed up to enjoy the celebration! (That's actually a Jeremy Fisher doll but she thought he was Mr. Jackson.)

 Cupcake is very interested in board games and puzzles right now so when I found this game on eBay, I couldn't resist. It was table decoration, party game and present all in one! It was so much fun to play, I actually caught the big kids and my mom playing it after the little one had gone to bed.

This was another present we had made for her from Shutterfly. She loved it!

Her cake turned out even better than I imagined. I ordered the figurines from eBay and decorated the rest with chocolate rocks, frosting, and marshmallow fondant (for the white picket fence and gate). 
My baby is five! She is the delight of our home. She keeps us on our toes and has taught everyone more than they ever dreamed she would. We just couldn't imagine the gift we were given when God gave us her. Now we know. We love you, Babykins!