I didn't post anything on Malia's actual birthday -- October 1st. The main reason for that was because we only had her party last night, so up until now I didn't have any good cake pictures or anything. (And if I'm being honest -- Thursday was a no-good-very-bad-day that I'd just as soon forget anyway).
I had such a fun time making this Barbie/Princess cake yesterday. I have wanted my girls to choose a cake like this for the last few years -- but everytime I would show them some options on the internet, they would always end up picking something else (usually along the lines of an insect -- butterfly, ladybug, bumblebee...). But this year, I finally persuaded Malia that it would be so much fun to have a cake like this.
And I have to admit, it turned out pretty darned good (especially since you can't see the back)!
Malia was obviously quite impressed as well, as every 1/2 hour or so, she would climb up onto a bar stool and just stare at her pretty cake, not making a peep. And as much as I hate showing the side profile of my cake, I couldn't resist posting this picture.
For her party, we had 2 of her most favorite people in the world over for a pizza supper. They happen to be good friends of mine & Les', but her eyes light up like a million watts whenever she sees them, as they have had a huge impact on her short life so far. So thanks Paul & Laurel for making this a special birthday for our little miss Malia.
Now my 'baby' is four years old. Hard to believe, but it's true. And as much as I wish I could freeze time -- or even go back a little bit to treasure those last moments of baby'ism -- I had no trouble saying "NO WAY!" to her this morning when she asked if she could go back into my tummy.
Happy Birthday to my sweet little girl. Terrible's Two's might have been bad...and Thundering Threes might have been considerably worse...but nothing has prepared me for the Phenomenally Horrible Four's!! But I love her through it all and I am still proud of the little girl she is becoming. I just hope she grows out of this attitude sooner rather than later...so we have a bit of time before the Teenage attitude starts rearing its ugly head!
I love you, Malia! Your strong will may prove to be very difficult for us to deal with, but I pray that as you grow up, you will use your strong will to make good decisions for your life.