Hello there---I feel like I haven't blogged in ages! Christmas, birthdays, New Year's, in-laws staying with us, etc.
My sweet little girl is now one. I guess instead of Miss Baby, she will now be Miss One. I'm a touch sad about it....I want to keep her in a box and make her stay tiny forever. That's ridiculous, though-little roses need their sunshine and room to grow, yes?
Here she is in her birthday finery on one of the many fun (and super noisy) toys she received for Christmas and her birthday.
My mother gave me this adorable bundt pan for Christmas, so I decided to use it to make Miss One's birthday cake.
Didn't that turn out cute? I made a dark chocolate fudge cake, and sprinkled it with powdered sugar. I added mini bottle brush trees, homemade mushrooms, and a few jelly beans and teddy grahams.
If you ever get one of those great pans, remember to use LOTS of melted Crisco and flour, OR (in the case of dark cakes) Baker's Joy or other spray with flour included in it. I mean LOTS----so much it drips out when you turn it upside down.
Isn't my little Nose Picker special? I take tons of froo-froo pretty baby shots, but I prefer these candid photos. That's how people REALLY look most of the time. Well, not a finger up her nose all day, but you know what I mean.
Oh, no, you DIDN'T...post a pic of Miss Lovely with her finger in her nose! And naked! Just 'cause you didn't want to wash her party dress whilst she got into her cake. OK, ok, give a mom a break. You did a great job getting that cake out of the pan with the detail intact. Ah, yes, the noisy kids' toys. You shall learn what NOT to allow into your house. And lucky for you, no evil siblings to buy them, nonetheless.
Posted by: Charlotte | January 03, 2010 at 08:23 PM
That last photo has GOT to be the one you show her prom date in 15 years.
She's getting SO BIG. She looks especially grown up in that first photo.
Posted by: Sally | January 03, 2010 at 11:21 PM
She's a little beauty...the cake is pretty darn cool too. Good job!!!!!
Posted by: Play Pretties | January 04, 2010 at 10:29 AM
Laura! I love your blog. The cake you made is so beautiful! My mom used to make us really neat cakes - it always made me feel really good! thanks for sharing a glimpse into your lovely family's life!
Posted by: Sandra | January 08, 2010 at 02:50 PM
I am in love. I mean, in love.
Like, totalllllly in love!
Happy Day Miss Precious Violet!!!!! I know I am late, so so so sorry!
She is the most gorgeous nose picker candid model I ever saw!
Posted by: A Fanciful Twist | January 08, 2010 at 11:39 PM