Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Birthday Duck in Collages

Last Thursday we celebrated the fifth birthday of my favorite duck, aka niece, Lucy. Since ducks are her passion, it was to be expected that she requested a birthday cake with ducks in water. We picked out a design and flavors the week before. I baked the cake Thursday morning and let Lucy et al decorate the cake. I love watching my sous-chefs in action!

Lucy requested to continue her birthday celebrations on Sunday with a trip to our favorite kid's museum.  This was especially fun because it was the first time Jesse was able to join us. The trio were able to explore textured boards, drive tractors and cars, get shots from Dr. Jack, dress up, look in the mirror, and more.

James, Amelia, and Madeline entertained themselves at the water table while Jesse supervised Jackson and his cousins in the other areas. The girls were so much more interactive than they have been in the past.  It's been fascinating to watch their development over the past few months as their sense of surroundings has broadened.

I loved having two excuses to play with nieces and nephews and to celebrate birthdays!

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