I've been lazy about getting photos up of Gemma's birthday on Sunday, but here they finally are! Since my pretty cakes with butter cream frosting are almost always too sweet for the family, I decided to do a yellow vanilla cake with whipped cream and berries, and it went over very well. The candles were hand-dipped beeswax, left over from Sebastian's birthday, when he dipped his own birthday candles.
I made that birthday crown for her second birthday. It makes me teary to compare the photos from two years ago. The little ones become big ones so quickly! In the last couple of weeks she has learned to pedal her tricycle, swing herself on the swing and whistle!
My main gift to her was a doll outfit for her boy doll, William: a shirt, jeans, cardigan, hat and booties.
Bret's gift to her beat all. I showed him some pictures and gave him some ideas, and he did the rest. I don't know if he can ever top this one. It is absolutely awesome!
Along with the play dishes from Gemma's auntie and Oma, the thing is irresistible, even to the boys! She also got a bath toy from a dear friend in North Carolina and I made her a pair of pajama bottoms and a skirt as well.
We are all crazy about you, Gemma--you bring such light and sparkle into our home!