Wow I can't believe our baby girl just turned 2! Looking back at last year's blog post on her birthday she has changed so much. Sadly no close ups as she got chicken pox for her birthday :(
Her birthday was on the Thursday, so we took master penguin to school then went and fed the ducks before heading home. Originally we had planned to take her to her favourite monkey music class, the head to a park before stopping off at a nice pub for lunch then going for a walk in the woods. However due to still being contagious we couldn't do much. An email went out to guests of the planned party informing them the party would still go ahead on the saturday and we'd still like them there but would understand if they didn't want to make it.
We had a good turn out and miss penguin was a very spoilt albeit spotty little girl!
So the theme for this year was peppa pig. I made a 10 inch cake and stacked it and stressfully covered it with yellow icing. The cake had an almond flavouring with red cherry jam and almond buttercream. It was yummy! Whilst I made the house, papa penguin and grandma got on youtube and found some peppa pig fondant tutorials and made the ever so well known Peppa Pig, George Pig, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig along with some ducks and George's dinosaur. I should mention that our 4.5 year old son made the ducks and did an amazing job!
We put two pork shoulder joints in the oven at 10am and they were slow cooked in a Goan spices marinated overnight by Grandma. I also made two quiches; a Roasted Tomato and Goats Cheese quiche and a Bacon and Spring Onion quiche - both made dairy free using lactofree ingredients. Also on the menu were pinwheel wraps filled with salmon, cream cheese, egg mayo and one with ham and grated cucumber. We only had cake for pudding and a cheese board as I ran out of time to make anything else. The day before was mainly spent on the sofa with miss penguin giving her cuddles.
Time to start planning next years? Not yet but I have a few ideas in mind!