Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie! Part 2

After returning from Disneyland it was Katie's birthday. I did not plan a big party this year because of our trip so the plan was for a small party at home and to invite Grandma, Papa and Uncle. There were still streamers, balloons and helium from last years party so I brought those out and decorated. Katie really liked the balloons.

Katie had a small pile of gifts and one large one that she was really interested in.

When she finally got to unwrap it, she was thrilled that it was a kitchen from Grandma and Papa. (Mama and Grandma had frantically put it together while she took her nap)

I got her a pink fluffy dress up skirt which she really likes and would never take off if I would let her.

Next came the cake. Katie had debated between pink inside, brown on the outside and pink sprinkles or brown inside pink outside with pink sprinkles. Finally option two won. I consulted with the Food Librarian and went with the Devil's Food Cake from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours and a  butter cream frosting dyed pink.

She was very happy with her cake.

After the cake it was back to her kitchen

Happy Birthday Katie! Part 1

My little girl turned three this week, hard to believe she is already three! To celebrate we went to Disneyland for three days, this was her first trip.

The first ride we went on was the carousel.

Of course we got a pink mickey hat with her name on the back.

We checked out the huge tree.

And of course the castle, this was what Katie was looking forward to the most.

Katie got two buttons, one for her birthday and on for her first visit.

On our second day we were finally able to get on Its A Small World which Katie really liked.

We visited Tinkerbell's Fairy Woods.

Katie stole my sunglasses.

We went to Minnie's Character breakfast, Chip and Dale, Eeyore and Rafiki all tried to talk to Katie but there was only one character she was excited to see...

Luckily Katie did not get swept up in the princess over load, she did get a pink princess pen but she also got a baby Minnie.

And the highlight of the trip was getting a balloon with a flashing led light inside.

On our last day Katie's cold was really wearing her down so we did not stay too long but we did ride Pirates (no fear from Katie) and the steam boat.

It was a great trip, I did not think about it being one of the busiest weeks of the year at Disneyland but we managed the crowds fairly well.