For the invitations (and later for the pennant banners around the house), I used some fabric I purchased at Purl Soho in NYC when I was pregnant with Lena. I wanted to make her something special, and finally I had just the right occasion. I also used fabric from the dress my mom and I sewed for Lena and which, of course, she wore for the party.
Here’s my pride and joy: the lamb cake. My mom had a lamb-shaped cake tin and made us cakes like this for years and years when we were growing up. I asked her if I could use it for Lena’s birthday, and she got me one of my own! I see many lamb-shaped birthday cakes in the future.
At 1pm, the guests began to arrive! We kept it small with just a few children around Lena’s age from families that have become very dear to us over the last few months.
We catch our baby randomly looking through her books, a sweet habit that we love. (We’ll teach her to read them the right way up one day.)
“Hey Mom, look what I found!” We had a chocolate Easter egg hunt for the kids that were old enough to understand. Meanwhile, Lena finds a hat and decides she loves it (literally) while I clap like I am 12 months old.
Time for cake!
The frosting is the best part!
“Forget the cake, I just need to get this frosting…”
“… soooo good….”
“… ahhhh! I love frosting!”