|When she asked if she could lick the bowl I had no idea she meant she was going to LICK THE BOWL!|
|Making a card for Pig.|
|Pen reading the card to pig.|
|Pig reading the card herself.|
|Pen's face in this picture makes me happy we did this.|
|Pig waiting for me to light her candles.|
|The guests, from the left: Baby Foo Foo, Arlo, Kitty, Ella, Baby Rose, Ama, Baby Bella, Matilda (who came in her nightgown), Pig, and Penelope.|
|This was actually about the best cake I ever made.|
|These two are old friends. Santa brought Baby Foo Foo for Christmas and the Easter Bunny brought Pig for Easter a few months later.|
|Pig looks like she enjoyed her party.|
|And so does someone else!|
Pen was so happy to do all of this. We baked a cake together (and colored the frosting purple, because Pig loves that color), we dressed dolls and animals up in their best dresses, we made a card, and we set up a birthday party picnic on the living room floor (just like Angelina Ballerina's birthday). We even made a quick trip outside for some of the violet's that were growing in our yard to decorate the cake with. We waited until baby was sleeping for the party, and it was so much fun. Pig was really surprised, she couldn't believe how many friends showed up and she loved her cake.
I am so glad we had this day, we have been having some tough days lately. I think Pen is missing her Daddy now that he has gone back to work after being around all the time for a few months, and there has been a lot of behavior that makes life hard for both Pen and myself. Spending most of the day on exactly what she wanted to do (and what she never thought I'd really do!), taking our time and really enjoying ourselves changed her into such a happy little girl. And Pig deserves a birthday, she is really such a part of our family. Her animator does such a great job. Pig has a personality all her own. Life wouldn't be nearly as amusing, or endearing as it is if we didn't have her. And she is so very important to one of the most important people in my life. I was happy to throw her a party. Maybe I'll even do it again next year!