But Malia's 'real' birthday party happened on Saturday evening. We did something different for her party this year and just invited some of her adult friends from church over for a pizza supper and cake. Now, you may be thinking that we did this as more of a party for ourselves instead of our 3 year old daughter...but let it be known that we really did do it for Malia's sake, as these genuinely are some of her very best friends.
These are people who she sees every Sunday at church, who take the time to make her feel special. They go out of their way to talk to her, play with her, tickle her, chase her and love her. These are the people who she talks about regularly at home and the ones she often remembers in her prayeres. People who have definitely made an impression on her and people who she utterly adores. These are the ones she has a special bond with and this is how we chose to celebrate her birthday.
And, the moment you've all been waiting for...here is Malia's birthday cake. I had so much fun making this cake, and I had been looking forward to it ever since she helped pick it when I was doing some cake-searching on-line earlier in the summer. For those of you who can't tell what it is (ahem -- Sheldon!), it is a flower garden.
Happy Birthday, my little miss Malia! I hope you really enjoyed your 3rd birthday party!!And now I can put my cake-making skills to rest for awhile. As well as my icing-licking finger (don't worry -- I do not 'double-dip'...).