|Happy Third Birthday Ceci!|
A few weeks ago we celebrated Ceci's 3rd birthday, it was so much fun. I can't believe how much she has grown and changed in the last year, and how well she has survived all we have been through. She is speaking so well, running, jumping, dancing, joking, laughing, and enjoying life. We have also in the last year found that she is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, and been battling Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in her left ankle. Through it all she is cheerful and sweet and loving.
Now about the party, we decided on a super hero theme for her birthday after we started looking at the invite list and realized there was only one other girl. All of our friends have sons! It was obvious that we would have to put princess or fairy parties on hold for at least another year until there are a few more girls participating. The good news is that Ceci LOVES Super Hero Squad! She knows all the characters names, and their super powers and whether they are good or naughty. The show is a kids version of Marvel super heroes and villains and their battles against one another.
|One of the games, to fill a bucket with cups of water|
|My poor girl, and her silly father|
I was up until 2 am the night before the party decorating super hero cookies, made from my gluten free sugar cookie recipe for everyone to enjoy at dessert. One of my coworkers had previously purchased these cookie cutters herself and was sweet enough to loan them to me for the party. My dear friend Sheri made the cupcakes for the party, and they came out great! She made all the chocolate toppers freehand with with chocolate since she was away from all her equipment and supplies due to the hurricane. They were so delicious, there was cinnamon in the vanilla cupcakes and a little mint candy in the bottom of the chocolate cupcakes. I would never have dreamed of such elaborate gluten free cupcakes for a party, let alone for my gluten free, nut free child. I really love all the possibilities that exist now, we are so fortunate.
|Aren't these AMAZING?? Ceci was so pleased with them!|