Happy Birthday to our sweet Rylee girl! This weekend Rylee turned three and we celebrated with a Frozen inspired princess party, per her request. If you asked me a few years ago if I would ever be throwing a princess party, the answer would certainly be no! But when all your daughter talks about is Elsa and Anna and blue cake, well, you give the girl what she wants :) Tastefully and subtly of course. Trying not to overwhelm myself before this baby comes, I threw a small party with just family. I made brunch and set up a dessert bar with cake and cupcakes and cookies. The cake I ended up buying from Elizabethan Desserts and topped it with handmade paper flowers. Using the same method as I did in this tutorial. I made the cupcakes and tried my hand at piping the frosting (I used this buttercream recipe which turned out amazing!) It was surprisingly really fun for me and I was secretly (now not secretly) pretty proud of myself. I am not much of a baker, but I can kind of see how it can become addicting if you give it some time. And in my DIY nature, I whipped together Rylee’s dress and star headband and wand a few nights before. Handmade always wins over here. Apparently not for Rylee though, who much preferred the store bought Frozen dress my mom got her to my own! Maybe she will appreciate my efforts one day! ;) But for now I’ll chalk it up to her being three! Metallic Flash tattoos were a hit with all the kiddos and the hideous Disney tats were strategically placed on her belly for easy coverage! You should see her little tattoo covered body right now!
We love you so much Ry. You’re such a blessing and you bring so much joy to our family! I love being your momma and getting to watch you grow. I love your spunk and contagious laugh, your sweet sensitive spirit and even your stubborn determination, because it reminds me much of myself. My heart overflows with love for you. I can’t wait to share in years and years of many more memories with you!