Monday, October 12, 2009

Belated

So here's my firstborn, my NOT baby NOT toddler but honest to goodness kid, doing some kind of gleeful pirate jig in anticipation of her birthday party later that day:




Here's the spread before it all got torn apart by par-taying:




Yet more plastic princess junk to add to her already substantial pile of plastic Disney princess junk. And I can't even blame relatives for this particular gift- my sister Jeni had gotten her the original Cinderella set, but once I saw what a hit the tiny, rubbery dress up dolls were with Addy (and the elevated status they gave my sister) I felt compelled to include another set in her stack of birthday presents. Yes, I am a cheap sell out, bowing at the altar of Disney just for popularity.

(Public service announcement: those dresses are SO HARD to put on, even for adult fingers. Forget about a child being able to do it. In the process of dressing, I even POPPED THE FLIPPING HEAD off the original Cinderella and had to go shamefacedly get a replacement. So if you too lose your mind and buy these, expect to be helping your kid dress and undress the dolls about ten times a day.)


But just look at that gorgeous cake. Only my mother could come up with a way to satisfy a four year old's very specific wish for a cake on the theme of Ballerina Strawberry Shortcake.




Happy birthday, Addy Bear!

11 comments:

Mommy Daisy said...

Looks like she had a great birthday. I can't believe she's 4. She is a beautiful little girl, just as she was an adorable small baby only 4 short years ago. Love the cake!

d e v a n said...

Sweet pictures! I'm glad she had a good birthday!

Scottish Twins said...

Your mom did a great job on the cake!!!

Looks like Addy had a great day :)

Jess said...

So cute! Looks like a great time!

CAQuincy said...

Warning! The plastic dress I fought to put on my daughter's Little Mermaid caused Ariel's HAIR to pop off. Now it's as if she has a toupe/wig that we have to re-stick for every occasion.

(The dresses get easier for the kids to put on themselves as they get older and their fingers get a bit more...nimbler!)

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!

Shelly Overlook said...

Love that cake!

We have the Snow White version (and a Minnie Mouse one, too, now that I think about it) of the Cinderella dolls. Why do they make it so bleeping hard to get the clothes off/on? There is no way my kid can do it by herself. Heck, I can barely do it. Grrr...

I swore I'd never have a princess kid, and though I didn't encourage it, I do.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! The cake is amazing and Addy looks like she had a great time! Happy Birthday.

Michelle said...

The dancing photo? Precious. Happy birthday!

Marie Green said...

I remember when my twins turned FOUR it seemed so BIG. It just blew my mind!

Also, we too have the frickity frackin rubbery dress dolls. BE WARNED: the dresses easily rip too, leading to many afternoons of tears and woe!

Can't say I miss THAT toy phase!

sagessa said...

Hearing about toys like that make me so glad that we have a boy. All I have to deal with are little bitty cars that I step on in the middle of the night and balls rolling all over the floor.

It looks like she had a great birthday and the cake is fantastic. Do you think your mom would come make a cake for Alex's birthday? :)

Kelsey said...

Obviously I'm so behind and just catching up with blog reading - belated happy birthday to your big girl!