This year, Bailie’s third birthday party was not what we had all envisioned. She had a wonderful birthday week with lots of fun activities, but when Katie took a turn for the worse, the party plan was changed.
As usual, I was in charge of baking her cake. Because it was a warm day, I baked a banana cake with strawberry yogurt frosting. I got to work the night before so it could chill in the refrigerator and be ready for her special day. It was an easy cake to make, and after sampling it along the way, I can tell you it was tasty.
We got a photo of Bailie with her cake. She could barely hold back from diving right in as it smelled so good. She may have left a bit of drool on the top, but she was able to restrain herself. I think being a big girl of three helped out there. Bailie is growing up.
Katie was doing so poorly, but we knew she wouldn’t want to ruin Bailie’s day. We were hoping she might want to have some cake too. Bailie took her cake to Katie and they did a nice photo together. Sadly, Katie had no interest in the cake, but if you look in the background the photo bomber, cat bro Bert had his eyes on the prize.
Next Bailie got her gift from us all. A new stuffed wabbit that crinkles and squeaks. She loves toys that make a lot of different noises.
She is still running around squeaking that wabbit. This toy was a real good choice and she super happy with it.
Unfortunately, with all the things going on, Mom forgot about the cake and left it on the counter. Cat bro Bert takes advantage of these situations and managed to dig into the cake on his own when we were gone. It turned out to be fine actually since none of us were in the mood for a party after losing Katie, and with the yogurt being out of the fridge for a couple hours it was no longer safe to eat. There are no photos because the photographer was in no shape to work either. We did decide to go to nose work practice to get our minds off the sadness. Being Bailie’s birthday, we went to SmallCakes and got pupcakes and cupcakes for our friends. As you can see in Bailie’s face, she has lost her birthday sparkle. Her oldest sister was gone, and so was her cake she never got to taste. She did enjoy her pupcake a bit later, though.
In the evening when we were back home trying to come to grips with all the events of the day, Bailie got her new antler to chew on. She got to choose it by herself at the pet expo the weekend before.
It was definitely not the day any of us had ever dreamed of, but we did the best we could with the circumstances. Overall, Bailie’s birthday week was a good one, but her actual birthday party was a rough one. We are happy that Katie could at least be with Bailie for some of her special day. It meant a lot to all of us.