I changed my mind about the blanket for her birthday... I thought this new one I made was too high-larious to let go of, so she got it instead of "plan A" quilt. The border is slinky and grassy and makes me laugh.
Birdie and LaLa helped me make this beauty... it is the "Ponies in the Meadow" cake. The "trees" are sprigs of rosemary, and those are actual edible flowers. Each girl got to claim a pony for their own when we cut the cake.
She said a new word... "wow!" She had just grabbed her first chunk of cake in her chubby little fist, her whole face just had this expression of awe, so I said "wow!" and she repeated it... several times. Then she dropped most of it and leaned over and said "uhhho!"
We were also privileged to have our dear Aunt T'Amy with us... she is my younger sister who lives on the East Coast. Flights are almost double the cost around Thanksgiving, so she's making the rounds now. When it comes to her nieces and nephews she feels it her calling... nay, duty! to teach kids the "seafood" shtick. You know the one I mean... SEE FOOD! With a gaping maw of half chewed food.
I plan on returning the favor once she starts having kids.
She also has the ever popular bit where she will flick water from her freshly washed hands upon a child while yelling "Ahhhh-CHOOOO!" It gets them every time.