An Owl Birthday

Sunday was K's third birthday celebration. The weather wasn't the greatest once again so not everyone could make it to the party... the reason for a few extra photos.

Here's the owl cake I made her. Her birthdays are the only time I try to make anything real special/fun in the kitchen. Its just not my thing. But for her I'll do anything. :) (At least try.) I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
K and I made these nests together. Well she helped stir it all together anyway and tried making one but she quickly decided she would rather just be the taste tester. Hee, hee. She loved them! These were the only ones with white jelly beans, the other ones all had colorful eggs.

I had made the white branch a couple years ago and thought it would make great party decor. My mom was getting rid of this nest and wondered if I wanted it... another fun addition. Hubby made the wooden eggs for it.

In the background there was a birdcage filled with jellybeans.

She loved being the center of attention.

Everyone spoiled her with gifts! Here she's modeling a super cute owl hat from her aunt Amy and uncle Justin. Daddy took the picture... kinda funny with me taking a pic too but it was really cute of K and the hat. Here was my shot:

K's best friend Lizzy came over late afternoon for a few hours and they played with lots of the birthday gifts. They had a lot of fun jumping from one thing to another.

Kaelyn's actual birthday was on Tuesday. I had to work at corporate all day so luckily my mother spent the day with her. At first I was sad I had to be away at work but it actually worked out for the better. I was running on only an hour of sleep and if I would have been home all day I'm sure my patience would have been slim to none. (I have to admit it was kind of nice sitting in a cube and relaxing... it has just been so crazy busy around here lately!) Anyway her and grandma had lots of fun and daddy and I brought balloons and a tiara home for her. She was a happy little girl!

I can't tell you how thankful I am for this little person. She has changed my world and has taught me more than probably anyone. Children really do teach us what life is all about. Thank you God for the gift you gave me 3 yrs ago!


megan lane said...

jodi, that cake is amazing!!! i am so impressed! and those little nests are adorable. happy (belated) b-day to your little girl!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a sweet theme for a birthday party. Her cake is so cute! The nests are perfect. Looks like she had a wonderful celebration. That hat is adorable!! Happy Birthday K!

ritzyroo said...

Can you provide more detail on how you made this cake?

Jodi Ulschmid said...

You can find the details here: http://enduringarts.blogspot.com/2011/12/simple-owl-cake-directions.html

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

hi... love the nests, very cute.. but I have to say the cake is a joke..! did you put the icing on with a shoe or something? or did your daughter make it? cmon, be honest..
great nests tho

Jodi Ulschmid said...

LOL! Wow Anonymous! Too bad you can't own up to your words. If you read my blog at all you would know I spend hardly any time in the kitchen. This is my second cake I've ever decorated. With that said, I was never trying for anything perfect just something my daughter would like and SHE LOVED it! That is all that matters. Have you ever heard this saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all"? Things don't have to be perfect to be fun.