On our summer vacation L fell in love with fish and chips. So that is what she had for her birthday dinner. We try to make most of our meals from scratch, but this one ended up being frozen premade stuff. Thankfully I found organic fries and ketchup!
Her birthday cake came from the Festivels Family and Food book. We used the apple cake recipe and I just made up a maple cream frosting.. It took some thinking to figure out the apple cake recipe because I needed to double it, and it was written in the metric system so the flour sugar, and butter were by weight. Luckily I had a mail scale. Im not sure if I did it the right way... but the cake turned out very rich and yummy, but from what I
remember it came out to 1 1/2 cups of sugar! and 1 1/2 sticks of butter!
This was our first year using the birthday ring. I decided to have L pick out a new ornament every year to place on the ring. Some people buy them all at once and just move the ornaments to the center as the ring gets filled up with candles. The ring and ornaments came from Nova Naturals . I went ahead and picked a baby carrige to represent L's first year. L had no trouble deciding what she wanted for her second year She said very quickly, "oh mommmy I want the star" (it's really a sun) I think they even sell a actual star but this is the one she pointed to.
We lit the first candle and told her that when she was one years old she liked
sun, moon, and stars
her da and neigh
hummus, mangos, apples, and peanut butter
jumping (pretending to be a bunny)
making food for mommy and daddy in her pretend kitchen
we talked about what she disliked
having her hair brushed
Then we let the second candle and told her now she is two! and she got to blow them out