So yesterday it was. She awoke to find the lovely Lola hanging out in the corner of our bedroom, and then got to have many joy-rides around the house. That will be the only time, I assure you, once Lola was taking outside that was the end of any inside cycling around here.
Some of you may know that Daisy was supposed to get a beautiful Bamboletta doll for her birthday, I've had it for months, still in the beautiful package that she arrived in ~ but the doll, well she's really special, and quite expensive, and Daisy is going through a bit of a distructive stage... if she gets over-tired, watch out! and I just couldn't bare the thought of the doll being damaged, so Lola was it.... and I think a much more appropriate gift for our energetic and independent Daisy.
As for her party, well that ended up being quite a pretty princessy sort of affair. I decided late in the piece that I didn't have the energy to make a cake for Dais this year... especially because she didn't really LOVE! any of the cakes in the 'book' ~ so instead we bought a chocolate mud-cake from the cheesecake shop, and I decorated it to look like a fairy garden. It was enough, and the birthday girl was quite pleased with the fairies and flowers.
and of course she got to wear her princess party dress....
this is her all 'frocked up' and waiting for the party guests to arrive. Waiting is really hard when you're 3, and she fluctuated between telling me all of the guests that were coming, to telling me that she didn't want a party anymore ~ but the prospect of Grand-pa not coming, well she soon changed her mind and wanted her party again.
We all had a fabulous time ~ happy birthday Daisy, my punky, spunky, sparky, well balanced middle child. I love you. lots!