Five years ago today, a small girl came into the world and our hearts. She is made of equal parts of kindness, enthusiasm, graciousness and love for her family and friends.
With a bouncy castle rented for the celebrations, I opted for a jumpsuit rather than a dress or skirt. If I'm truthful, I liked the rainbow jumpsuit more in my head than in actual form. You can't win them all.
The rain almost held off for the duration of the party which was especially fortuitious as it bucketed down for the rest of the day. So bouncing was enjoyed by all, but not as much as the big jumps off the side.
Except for this big jump. Not quite as enjoyable. It's okay to laugh though because no one was hurt.
All right, let's get down to business then. I know you are all here to revel in the inevitable cake fail. This Moshi Monster figure was my brief. He sees your problems, world, and will fight if necessary but will give you the side eye while he does it. Obviously, I couldn't render this face in cake form because who wants a frowning, judgemental cake?
Cheerful, no doubt, but more than a little bit sheepish. See the bottom right corner looks a bit different? Jamie actually surreptitiously stuck his hand into the cake before anyone else was up and clawed a section off. I don't even know who he is anymore.
My favourite birthday pic is always the one that captures the reaction to my monstruous cakes. Maia's face is saying, 'Oh, you'; her companion's face is saying, 'What is going on I can't even' but you'll just have to fill that in yourself.