Eliza turns two years old today!
She likes having her picture taken by phones so she can see herself. This is probably a generational thing. Since I was using the big camera instead, she preferred to hide under my desk. To celebrate, we had a Peter Rabbit birthday party. We love these classic stories, and in our family it makes sense to have a book-themed party! When I was a baby, my nursery was decorated in Beatrix Potter theme, and our kids’ nursery is likewise adorned, so we have lots of Peter Rabbit accessories to decorate with!
The table was set with Peter Rabbit plates, bowls, and mugs for the children, and china in complementary colors for the adults. My mom did sweet little flower arrangements in the Peter Rabbit tea pot and creamers.My parents were visiting for a few days to help celebrate–as an interesting aside, their last name is a variant of “wild rabbit” in German and Dutch. Josh’s parents also attended the family party.
We had carrot soup, rolls, and steak lovers salad for the meal, which seemed appropriately rabbit-like. However, as the children pointed out, rabbits don’t eat steak. That’s ok, it leaves more for the rest of us.
I based the cake design on this piece of embroidery I made for Hannah when she was a baby. I had intentions of making one for each baby. Unfortunately that did not come to pass.Maybe Eliza’s cake makes up for it. I worked with a really helpful Etsy seller to convert Beatrix Potter images (public domain) to edible wafer paper, and affixed them to the fondant, then piped scrolls and text.At two, Eliza loves her babydoll Barbara, wearing hats, and reading books. Her favorite color appears to be yellow, and she likes to pick out her own outfits. She is a joyful girl and makes us laugh every day. Me and the sisters. Two years old! Hooray!
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