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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday preparations

I'm having so much fun working on plans for Millie's birthday. Today we decided on a menu. She likes most food so I wasn't sure how to pick one thing for her special day, but at dinner I realized that Mexican night elicits the most "MmmHMM"s and "Num num!"s from this girl. She also loves sandwiches that can be taken apart and eaten piece by piece. For her cake she knows exactly what she wants. We'll probably do the cake after lunch. So here's our birthday plan with lots of her favorite things combined:
Breakfast: cinnamon buns and fruit
Lunch: tomato, mozerella, and pesto sandwiches on ciabatta bread with balsamic vinegar; chips
Dinner: "Yellow Tacos"- hard corn shells, mixed beans with taco spices, avocado/red onion/endive mix, sour cream + shredded cheese
Cake: purple cake (maybe dyed with blueberries?) with chocolate frosting and blue M&Ms

Some other birthday preparations coming together:
blue dress; birthday ring decorations; felt birthday crown (just needs elastic on the back)
For the crown I followed a tutorial on one of my favorite Waldorf-inspired family blogs. The bee is in reference to her nickname "Millie Bea". The purple lilacs were inspired by the last picture I took before we went into labor- beautiful blooming lilac branches from our front yard. The blue background is of course for her favorite color, and the yellow M for her second favorite (also one of her first words). The rainbow represents two things-  the magic that our joyful Spring time baby brings into our lives, and also the memory of our hospital stay for her birth because it was raining when we went in and bright sunshine when we came out with the tiny bunny baby.

The birthday crown tutorial can be found here: http://frontierdreams.blogspot.com/2009/05/wool-felt-birthday-crown-tutorial.html?m=1

Just 10 days left to finish Millie's birthday gift! 


  1. Adorable! And I myself would love a menu like that on my birthday... sounds delicious. Can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. That crown!!! Not just beautiful, but so meaningful. I can see her pulling it out on her 21st birthday, full of good memories...