Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Week

Last week was busy here at Casa Flamingo. We celebrated my birthday, my mom's birthday and then Baby Flamingo's HALF birthday. We also went to our first ever kid birthday. Lots of birthdays! I was strangely more excited about this half birthday than I was anything else.

I'd been thinking for weeks how I wanted to make Baby Flamingo a half birthday cake. Something I blatantly stole from a Family of Fish. Now, if you know me you know that I get hung up on certain things. When I was getting married I got hung up on chair covers for the reception (I got over it when I got cool wooden chairs). Well, with this half birthday cake I got hung up on the cake not being cut in half but having a finished edge. Strange I know. So, I would lay awake at night thinking of how I was going to do this and decided to document it for all of you.

To achieve my "finished" edge I put in a wedge of tinfoil that I thoroughly greased up with crisco. I also used crisco to seal the tinfoil down so the cake batter wouldn't seep under it. I dyed the batter green and used strawberry frosting so the cake would be the colors of Baby Flamingo's room (and half of her clothing). I was pretty happy with my cake! But, you'll notice that I also made another cake, gotta have a back up plan.

We went to the doctor yesterday and was pleased to see that Baby Flamingo is growing just the way she is supposed to.

Birth: 5.14 lbs Six Months: 15.3 lbs
18.5 inches 26.5 inches

She's in the 30% for weight but at 73% of height! Definitely takes after Daddy there.

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