Even before we found out that other crazy families like ours existed (via The Creative Family), we were celebrating Kiki's birthday every year. Kiki, Elizabeth's baby blanket that has been attached to her side since birth, is the lone, non-human family member whose birthday we celebrate. Despite the fact that Elizabeth frequently reminds everyone that Kiki was waiting for her when she came out of her mommy's tummy, Kiki turned 6 yesterday. (Don't try to do the math, you'll only get confused.) As birthday's should always be celebrated with a big bash, Elizabeth decorated with scarves as banners and homemade signs and had the video camera waiting to document the merriment.
She even dedicated one of her homemade candles to the occasion. (Kiki needs a candle to blow out, don't ya know!)
Kiki had a homemade party hat, and we made Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes for the occasion.
Elizabeth and Kiki shared a cupcake.
Finn kept saying, "I don't want stirfry; I just want cupcakes." And he finally got his wish.
Kiki received some lovely homemade gifts. I smile just seeing the playsilks used as gift wrap. :)
Likewise, the old cloth diapers/burp cloths gift wrap. (Since we use gift bags instead gift wrap at our house, it doesn't seem odd to our kids that you would use what you have. I love that!)
Well, I have to say, that is the first time I have seen a birthday celebration for a baby blanket! Very, very sweet. Kiki looks like she's holding up very well after all these years of loving!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, that is just too sweet. Happy birthday to Kiki! I'm glad she's been such a good friend for your daughter.ReplyDelete
How sweet - Happy Birthday Kiki! Those cupcakes look FABULOUS!! Must post more recipes my dear. You clearly know your way around the kitchen!ReplyDelete
How wonderful, Happy Birthday Kiki:)ReplyDelete
Well, many happy returns of the day, Kiki. May you grow in beauty and splendor for years to come.ReplyDelete
That is hilarious! I love how you celebrate the blanket's birthday! Also I love the homemade reusable gift wrap ideas. Through some blog inspiration I wrapped my sister's bridal shower gift in cute cotton cloth I purchased at a craft store - and though most people said it looked cute, many thought I was crazy. They aren't as planet friendly as I'd like. And I concur with all who wrote.... you must post recipes!ReplyDelete
This is hilarious! I love it. I love celebrations! I need that cupcake recipe! Where do you buy your candle supplies? That is one of my kids favorite crafts.ReplyDelete
You do some of the most fun things!ReplyDelete
What a lucky blanket to have such a celebration!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday KiKi!
Your baby blanket birthday celebration tickled my funny bone today!ReplyDelete
How sweet! Life really is about celebrating the little, important things, right? It sounds like Elizabeth knows that fact right now! Lucky girl!!ReplyDelete
That's so cute. :) Happy birthday Kiki. I remember my mom throwing a birthday party for my doll one year...a good memory.ReplyDelete
I started reading like hmmm... I know your daughters name is Elizabeth just who is Kiki! hehe so very sweet : )ReplyDelete
Elizebeth's candle is so pretty!ReplyDelete
I love the cloth wraps. Will have to remember that.
Don't know why I've never considered it!!
Hey, thanks for the link, Joy! So sweet. And those cupcakes couldn't have found a more special occasion than Kiki's birthday. That really made me laugh.ReplyDelete