I know everyone says this, but it seems like she was just a wee tiny infant on her mama's shoulder, posing for the newborn shots. Look how cute and cuddly! She's still like that, but with more hair and sass now.
We had the UnBirthday party for both girls, so we could have a calm, easy real birthday at home with the family. So naturally, I decided to spend 2 days making 8 Princess and the Frog themed teacup cupcakes. Because nothing says "relaxing" like trying to decorate a cake in 60% humidity with temperatures in the upper 90s. Had I been thinking ahead, I would have had these kids in the dry, cold months of winter, when I could store cakes on the porch. Anyway, here are the cakes:
The very last one there, with the daisies and the frog sitting on a daisy, that one's for the Birthday Princess. Kate helped decorate it. Here is Sarah watching her cake arrive on a silver platter, just in time for tea. OK, incredibly late for tea, but the girls didn't care. It's tea time somewhere, am I right people? People?
As you can see, like her sister 6 weeks before her, Sarah also received a Tiana dress, this one from her grandmother. Her aunt made her a lovely skirt with a great non-itchy top in Tiana colors, but it was less formal, so she went with the ball gown. In addition to teacup shaped cake, tea itself was served, by Kate, whose current life's ambition is to be a waitress.
After all that tea, we were a little revved up. Sarah got so stoked she was guzzling her tea straight from the pot. As is so often the case, the party got out of control. When the ladies get juiced up like that, there's only the dancing left to be done. The whirling dervishes cut loose to Sarah's new birthday CD, Michael Jackson's Bad. While I find that one appropriately named, the beat is pretty infectious. The photos were mostly blurry, but here are a couple -