Tonight, Julianna and I were preparing for Jameson's birthday on Wednesday. Since Wednesday is so busy for us, we decided celebrating on Tuesday would be better. So, we were baking his cake, putting up streamers and other various Winnie the Pooh themed decorations.
We put on our aprons and got busy. For Christmas, Julianna got the cutest little Playful Chef set from my mom. It has real pans, spoons, measuring cups and an apron. She thinks it is the neatest thing. So we got out her set and started making the cakes. I poured a little of the batter in her little cake pan and put it in the oven. With some time on her hands, waiting for the cake, her little imagination went to work! She decided that we would decorate the cake and take it to her room to have a special birthday party for her new American Girl Bitty Baby, Belle.
We dyed her frosting purple, to go with the green cake. When it was done, I let her put the icing on and add her sprinkles. It was hysterical. Delicate, she is not, let me tell you. That poor cake has huge chunks missing out the sides and top. It looked like the moon with its many craters! LOL. Once she was done with frosting, she dumped some sprinkles on. I got her out some candles and we took it all to her room. I let her pick the candles she wanted, we lit them and the party started! She had the best time. Belle was decked out in her party dress and hat, too. What sweet memories we made tonight.
She asked me to help her put her baby's shoes on and as she handed her to me, I had one of those TV moments. You know the kind where, in a split second your life flashes before your eyes? As she handed me that baby, I thought about how quickly time will pass. In the blink of an eye, she will be handing me her actual baby and will be celebrating her baby's birthday. It almost brought tears to eyes sitting there thinking about it. She is only four, but before I know it, she will be 24 and then 34. It was the strangest feeling, yet it really gave me something to look forward too.
Until then, I look forward to lots of birthday parties for baby dolls and fun times in the kitchen with my favorite girl!
Of course, I had to take pictures. Here are a few: