"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Birthday Cheese

Happy Birthday Victoria! I can't believe she is 3!!!! The best way to start the day is with some birthday cheese. Yum! Victoria didn't know what to make of the candles.

She is telling everyone the candles are "hot"!

Now she is praying. Maybe she is praying for a better breakfast.

She was very meticulous about opening her presents

Grandpa came to visit to help celebrate.

Victoria kept a tight grip on the birthday check! 

And look what she got from with Grandpa's hard earned check: A choking hazard! Just kidding. Victoria loves to figure out how to put things together, but I gotta keep these away from Francesca's mouth.

Victoria has engineering genes in her. These are called Wedgits. She quickly put this together all by herself.

Victoria's first word was "mom" (of course it was! All of my kids first word was mom because I repeated it over and over until they finally caved and said mom so I would shut up). Her second word was "angel". She loves a little metal angel I have on the mantel. She doesn't exactly say it quite right. More like "aaaaa-hole", but we know what she means. 

So what better kind of cake for her than an angel cake! 

I kind of had a totally different picture in my mind of what her angel cake would look like. Her angel looks like she is sinking into a candy mountain, but well, it's the thought that counts, right?

The wings turned out well. They are made of graham crackers. And those golden sprinkles are a little piece of cavity causing heaven.

She was pretty much under-whelmed with the cake, but I know what I'm having for breakfast!

 When I think back on the day she was born, it makes me sad. I wish I could have been there. But now she will forever be loved! Happy Birthday sweet angel!


  1. happy birthday sweet girl!!!!

  2. WONDERFUL. she is a beautiful little girl- I love love love reading about all the progress she is making! Keep up the good work!

  3. Happy Birthday to sweet Victoria!

  4. Happy birthday Victoria! I can wait to see all the progress she will make this new year!!
    PS: I think your son looks exactly like "grandpa"!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! One of the highlights of my life was holding her. :)

  6. Happy 3rd Birthday to Victoria! I love seeing her smile :)

  7. Happy Birthday Victoria! I love watching you and your family grow!

  8. Yay for birthdays and birthday cheese!

  9. What a great day she had! Again, I like your cake creation.
    Happy 3rd Birthday Victoria! You are going to do amazing things and I love that your mom shares you with us. :)

  10. This post brought tears to my eyes. It makes me so happy that she now has a big family that loves her, makes her cakes and showers her with love. And every time now that I say angel I will think of cute Victoria and how she says it :)

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I want some aaaaaaaaa-hole cake! Yum, yum! What a precious gift from God you are, Victoria.


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