Oh happy day! Lily is our only birthday in February, which has it’s pro’s and cons. A con is that she’s sort of the last of the string of birthdays in the home (We have six out of eight in October through December), but the pro is that as the lone February b-day, we can go all out. Or at least mostly all out.
Lily requested a heart-shaped pinata. Bringing one back from the USA in our suitcases didn’t seem like a good option, so my dad took charge and he and Elisabeth made one. By scratch.
Lily did lend a hand for some of the steps. Who doesn’t love ripping up newspapers and dipping them into homemade paste?
After many hours of drying, using buckets and trash cans and coat hangers and fans to protect our dear heart, it was time to pain! Lily delegated the honors, but eventually took a turn herself.
Someone else can do it now!
Mommy stocked up on Valentines day goodies at the supermarket before she left. Bright pink cupcakes with even brighter pink frosting with even brighter sprinkles? A little girl’s dream.
Lily invited a few of her friends over for the party, including little Shasha and her mother. We started with “Pin the Beak on the Bird.” Lily’s new thing these days is birds. She would love a real one one day.
Lily and Shasha. Oh, yes, it was a costume party, of course! Lots of princesses and Indians came.
And a little Superman!
After pinning beaks, we bobbed for apples. This was hilarious and not quite as gross as it could have been. We had one-on-one races and changed the water in between. thank goodness