Emma requested a princess cake for her party. She talked about it for weeks. Before the princess idea, she had it in her head that she wanted a cake that was shapped like a wrist watch. And before that was a Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtle cake (I am pretty glad she moved on from that one).
I had an idea of how to make the cake, but leave it to Betty Crocker to have a video tutorial. Emma watched it with me and I was very impressed with all the details she remembered from the instructions. She was SO thrilled with the results.
A highlight of the party was the kitchen unit my dad (Papa Tom) made for Emma. He modeled it after Pottery Barn Kids' Kitchen. I think his design is even better.
I am thankful all our family could come and celebrate with Emma. It makes a pretty packed house (10 kids under 4 years). She received such nice things and flitted from one thing to the next today, trying to decide what to play with. She loves her clothes, pj's, kitchen stuff, Barbie, doll house, and globe.