Well helllloooooo there! I've been a bit MIA these days, as work and life has pulled me out of blogging land for a while. The good news is that I've had a chance to explore both New York and New Orleans in recent weeks. (This coming from the woman that barely travels! Photos to come "soon" hopefully.) The bad news is I'm behind, yet again, on the blog. Ahhhhh well. But as always, I forge ahead and try to catch up as best I can.
Today I share with you a cake I made a few months ago, for my cousin's daughter Olivia. You might remember the cake I made for her 1st birthday, which was a super cute pink quilt and bow cake. But now, of course, Olivia is TWO--which means increased understanding and a growing personality. So naturally, a regular old cutesy cake just wouldn't suffice.
Nope, this year, Olivia has a new interest (which may be ever-so-slightly fueled by her father's passionate love of the White Sox): Southpaw!
Yea, don't worry, I had no idea who Southpaw was either, and I LIVE in Chicago. Apparently it's the White Sox mascot- a mix (to me) between a furry monster and an alligator. What kid DOESN'T like that combo?!
While a few kids at the party were genuinely freaked out by the oversized beast, Olivia was happy as could be hanging out with Mr. Southpaw himself.
I was pretty proud of the little White Sox hat too, complete with a hand-cut logo:
Such a big difference a year can make--from barely being able to walk, to talking and blowing out the candle all by herself!
Can't wait to see what next year's cake will bring us for Olivia's birthday. But for this year, she definitely had a blast with her visit from Southpaw.
Yours in always being the biggest kid at a kid's birthday party,