Given the recent postings of amazing kiddie birthday parties and incredible cakes, I thought I would submit, for your viewing pleasure, my first attempt at a cute b-day cake for Rachel. Keep in mind she's equally as loved as the Gracies and the Gavins of the world, even if her mommy is not nearly as adept at this stuff. In my defense (and knowing I'd need an excuse) I let Rachel and her friend Trinity do most of the decorating of this, her slumber party cake. No doubt Linda is running scared right about now....
In other Rachel news, I can't write down fast enough the funny things my daughter says and does, but here's a few I captured:
Me: "It's your birthday--you're four years old!" Rachel: "Yeah, and that's not old. That's not close to 100. Daddy's getting close to 100."
Rachel when helping me cook: "Ooh, this is going to be spectacular, yum! Spectacular, spectacular, spectacular!"
Me: "Why'd you come in our room in the middle of the night? You're not supposed to do that." Rachel: "Because I needed some lovin' "
Rachel talking to herself on the computer: "I did it! Way to go me!"
Rachel: "When I was a baby, if I would cry you would feed me with your boobs. Mom, I don't have boobs yet, right? But I have little boobs."
Rachel noticing an overcast day: "Mom, the sun's still asleep."
While watching Dancing with the Stars, we were discussing our mutual dislike of Kate Gosslin. Carl: "She's just evil." Rachel: "C'mon guys, let go of that bad stuff."
I gave Rachel 3 seconds to come to me when she was disobeying. Rachel (angrily): "Mom, I wish you were the little kid and I was the grownup!"
And, lest a post go by where I don't brag about my daughter's brilliance, Rachel was playing around on her magnetic blackboard, and then I heard her trying to sound something out. She then told me to "Look, I spelled STOP." Sure enough, she did!