Anyway, between that and various birthday celebrations I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed. I wanted to do a post with the cake pictures, but as you can see below, some of them needed editing due to bad lighting and I just haven't had time to mess with it. But...the chickpea had a lot of cake during her birthday week and as you can see she quite liked it. In the fourth picture she's actually holding the entire piece of cake we gave her. Ha! I love the third picture with her little tongue reaching for the frosting.
We only celebrated with various family dinners but all of the celebrations were wonderful and I'd say that Elle had a great birthday.
The best present? My sister who lives in San Francisco recently learned to play the saxophone (she played clarinet in high school) and sent Elle a little birthday video. The first song is a rendition of Happy Birthday some of you might recognize. The second is the Chickpea Banana theme song (yes, she has her own theme song...Chickpea Banana, Chickpea Banana, Chickpea Banana Girl x2). And the third is Hallelujah.
With special permission from Kim:
And in other news, I've kicked off my Pin it and Do it Challenge!! (If you missed the starting line/link up, I posted it on Tuesday)
My first project was Elle's birthday cake. The cake itself was kind of a disaster, and even the frosting was a disaster, but the icing method worked great and would work even better if I used a stiffer frosting rather than the melty cream cheese frosting. I actually had to scrape the sides clean because the poor flowers kept sliding off. Ha! Original Pin Here. Original Tutorial from I Am Baker.
Second I'm doing the Photo A Day by Fat Mum Slim. Think I might post these weekly on Wednesdays but not sure yet.
Day 1 Peace: (yes I did sneak into her room at 11 pm to snap this shot! Daredevil mom!)
With some Picasa editing:
Day 2 - Skyline:
And third I'm starting a daily notecard journal but haven't taken any pictures yet. Original Pin. Based on Design Sponge.
FINALLY. I wanted to thank you all for your very very very sweet comments on Elle's birthday post. I'm still hoping to maybe email a few responses since I wasn't able to respond here on the blog, but please know (as always) that I always appreciate your comments and they mean so so much to me.
ALRIGHT! Let's get this day started! Can YOU believe it's Thursday?!