Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 4th is With Her

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.


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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.


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Needless to say, they were a hit. Ba-dum ching.


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Other fun included daring aerial acrobatics…


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Drinking pool water out of a pair of goggles (because that’s what two-year-olds do)…


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And trying to keep the wrong end (right end?) of the bottle in Ari’s mouth.


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Here’s a more appropriate object for her to chew on. Opa, show her how it’s done!


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That’s better.


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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).


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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. 


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So this tired mama’s heart melted when Veronica saw the finished product and said, “It’s perfect for me, Mom.”


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She gets a little shy when she’s the center of attention.


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Though she was more than happy to pose for a picture with one of her new toys.


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While Jacinta quietly helped herself to the rest of the frosting.


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The next morning, Veronica was up early to play with her new collection. Excited, much?


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Jacinta was ready for fun, too. Complete with heavy breathing.


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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!


  1. You are so creative! I think the cake turned out wonderfully!

  2. And that lightsaber wars have continued in our house since the big day! Love them. So creative.