If you recall, two years ago I had Fiona on Timm's birthday. He thinks it's awesome, I think I lacked some foresight, neglecting to see that I would have double the work and Timm would inevitably get short shrift. (Which I think is why he likes it- he's demented about birthdays.) Yesterday we celebrated that day- Fiona's 2nd and Timm's 31st.
Fiona, enjoying a birthday breakfast of chocolate donuts (faux-nuts) and chocolate milk while Timm slept in until church.
I sported one of Bella's brooches in my hair.
And took car SPs on the way to church.
After church and naps we went to Linda's for a birthday dinner. It was a fabulous gift to me that I didn't have to cook a birthday dinner on top of everything else I had to do and make. Despite Blogger's refusal to properly rotate this picture, dinner was fabulous. Tilapia with a grilled mango salsa, honey rolls, grilled asparagus, a green salad and roasted potatoes. Delish.
Fiona was back to her pirate ways, and when I tried to insist that she smile, she scowled instead.
I let Bella wear her birthday crown because she proved all day long, many times, that it is oh so hard when it is not your birthday.
She blew the candles out almost all by herself! (Aided by a newly-shaven Timm, under Linda's orders.)
My friend and former-BYU roommate Kim made this awesome cake which I was inspired to copy. I planned on doing it for Bella's 5th but had too much to do, so I saved it for Fiona's. I thought it would be awesome if I gave Fiona cancer for her birthday, due to inhuman amounts of concentrated food coloring. (Fingers crossed!)
Kim's photo is much better- mine had poor indoor night lighting. In case anyone is interested, I followed Kim's directions exactly, except that my oven is hot so I only baked each layer for 10 minutes. If anyone endeavors to make the Swiss buttercream (which I did for the first time) drop me a line and we can discuss. Or if anyone else has made it.
Linda was sweet enough to get Bella her own gift (Repunzle) because again, it is so hard when it is not your birthday.
She also got Fiona a stuffed kitty (a hit) and a glitter stretch fashion Cinderella set complete with a 2 horse drawn carriage. A huge hit worthy of much fighting and screaming from both girls.
My gifts were handmade, which I will document (along with her birthday crown) in another post.
Timm got some stuff too.
Now that my late night sewing and birthday deadline was been met I hope to be blogging more frequently. Though to be honest, I am already starting to panic over the massive amounts of sewing and creating to be done for Christmas and the other events that precede it.