Happy birthday to my lovely baby!!! I can’t believe she turned 3 yesterday. She amazed me that at 3, she’s a fully articulated, thoughtful, smart girl! Even her teachers say that although she’s the youngest in class, she knows everything, so meticulous with her things, so precise when she speaks. 🙂
We had two celebrations this year. One at school on Friday. I made cupcakes for them, my first time making them. They didn’t turn out as pretty as store-bought, but good enough to show my dedication and love.
we arrived after they got up from nap, the class was already decorated for the occasion.
we wanted to take pics with the birthday girl, but she was so focused on the icing
we song birthday song in english, french and chinese
although Sofia was quiet all the time, I know she’s enjoying the moment
grandparents planned their trip to China to be able to celebrate with her
then on Saturday, 9/26, we host a big party at home, over 40 friends accompanied us
I’ve been preparing the food for days… and left the hardest project for last. For the past two years, I’ve ordered the cake, but this year and all coming years, I want to make the cake for Sofia, a tradition that hopefully one day she’ll appreciate. This time, I made a four-layers coconut cake, with 4 shades of purple, one of her favorite color. 🙂
The party starts at 3:30pm so I prepared some finger food for the guests.
a flourless chocolate cake, so chocolaty, so rich, so addicting! 🙂
blinis with smoked salmon
chips with salsa
two kinds of moon cakes because the next day was Chinese moon festival. I made one with lotus seed filling
and one with aduki beans. They were all gone because I had the chance to try one.
drinks were juices and fruit punch
Sofia was obsessed with the 3.5 months old Luna… she wanted to hug and hold her. She’s be a great sister.
more friends came with gifts
and her best friend at school, Sofia.
in the middle of the party, we did Piñata! Such a great idea for a crowd of kids desperate for some lollipop 🙂
after that, every single kid had lollipop none stop!!! The parents must be hating me…
The adults chat and ate… everyone seemed to be enjoying the party 😀
some photo posing happened too
then we did the cake. I decorated the cake with a light purple color… it turned out great! Everyone assumed that I ordered it! 🙂
once again, while we song birthday, Sofia was too focused on the lollipop
and her old bestie Smaranda.
It was the most popular birthday party we’ve had so far. We had a lot of fun!!! Sofia liked it so much that when she woke up the next day, she told me: hacemos fiesta otra vez! (let’s have another party!).
Each year is a milestone, and I truly enjoy preparing every one of these. I am thankful to be the most important person in her life and wish I could bring more happiness into her life. I know as she gets older, this task will get harder and harder, but it also prepares me to be a better mom. 🙂
I love you, my most precious girl in the world! Having you makes me feel I have the world.