Today my little sunshine turns four years old. While she hasn’t been a baby for quite some time, I feel like the transition from three to four somehow launches her firmly into the realm of girl. A girl with likes and preferences and opinions. A girl who knows what she wants. And what she wants is Star Wars.
So when I saw this pool noodle lightsaber pin from the queen of geeky girlyness (girly geekyness?), Jen of Epbot and Cake Wrecks, I knew we had to make them happen for Sunday’s party. A quick Google search turned up a variety of tutorials, and Paul locked himself in the office for a couple of hours to give each lightsaber its own unique flair.
Veronica picked a green one, of course.
Needless to say, they were a hit. Ba-dum ching.
Other fun included daring aerial acrobatics…
Drinking pool water out of a pair of goggles (because that’s what two-year-olds do)…
And trying to keep the wrong end (right end?) of the bottle in Ari’s mouth.
Here’s a more appropriate object for her to chew on. Opa, show her how it’s done!
This watermelon was originally going to be a shark, but in keeping with the Star Wars vibe a few small changes turned it into the giant asteroid worm (apparently also known as an Exogorth, thanks Google).
And of course, there was the infamous (to my Facebook friends) Darth Vader cake. Since Veronica specifically requested a Darth Vader cake - also thanks to Jen of Cake Wrecks and her nifty book - I gave it my best shot. I still think that Vader got the better of this epic battle, but my valiant husband did step in and keep it from becoming a total disaster.
So this tired mama’s heart melted when Veronica saw the finished product and said, “It’s perfect for me, Mom.”
She gets a little shy when she’s the center of attention.
Though she was more than happy to pose for a picture with one of her new toys.
While Jacinta quietly helped herself to the rest of the frosting.
The next morning, Veronica was up early to play with her new collection. Excited, much?
Jacinta was ready for fun, too. Complete with heavy breathing.
Today – Veronica’s actual birthday - we treated her to breakfast in bed, a favorite tradition from my husband’s childhood. Which he totally made happen while I groggily tried to remember how the camera worked.
Happy Birthday, Veronica! I can’t believe it’s been four years, but we love you more today than ever!