As I mentioned before, we did a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed party (invites here). The cake was the pi`ece de resistance (insert appropriate French accent here)! It deserves it's own blog post, so I'll work on that later. For now, here's a photo of the finished product. It was pretty fantastic, and best of all Mia LOVED it. We had to constantly supervise her around it once it was assembled.
Opening up gifts with her cousins' help! Gavin wasn't really sure what to think of all of the commotion!
Tommy approved of the cake and ice cream, too!
Every day this kid learns or does something new - it's amazing to watch. She's getting to be so self-sufficient, it's terrifying and exhilarating at the same time! She charms everyone when we're out and about - she's not a shy kid in the slightest. Her vocabulary is rapidly increasing, and we're reading longer and longer books all of the time (thank goodness- we needed some new options!). When she goes to kiss someone lately, she makes fish-lips - it's pretty cute! She loves her new play kitchen - she makes pizza and bakes cookies, microwaves cocoa, and just enjoys moving various foods around all of the cupboards and compartments. She loves following the kitty around and trying to get him to play with her (which rarely happens). Piglet is still her lovey, and he's getting more worn by the day (even though there are 2 of them in commission - we may have to try to switch out one of the new ones and see what she does - she already knows when I switch between the 2 because the "new" one is clean and doesn't smell the same!). All in all, it's been a pretty amazing year - I can't wait to see the changes throughout the next one! We love you miss Mia!