This Saturday is Lillian's Daddy's birthday. So today she helped her mommy make Daddy the brown cake he requested (brown cake is a reference to Lillian's Color's and Shapes cards). We used his grandma's chocolate cake recipe that he always enjoyed as a kid. We did have to make some substitutions. Since we keep neither Crisco nor Spry brand shortening on hand we had to settle for butter. In the frosting recipe since we were lacking the full pound of powdered sugar that the recipe called for, so some coco powder was substituted for a super chocolaty mocha frosting. Lillian was very excited to have another opportunity to sing and help blow out the candles and is eagerly awaiting Mommy's birthday in a few months.
April 18, 2010
Today we hosted Lillian's third annual birthday extravaganza. We had a ducky themed party as Lillian is a big fan of ducks and birds of all sorts. For a party game we used a baby pool to create a ducky pond and gave the kids nets to fish for duckies. The ducky fishing was great fun, but eventually the kids decided to start throwing dirt into the pool and then decided to dip their feet in the mucky water so we had to bring an end to it. Eric also made some ducky themed yellow cupcakes which were topped with blue frosting and yellow duckies (actually yellow Peeps, but Lillian didn't know the difference). Here are some pictures and video of the birthday girl in action.