Today is Bunny’s golden birthday!!! We started the day with presents:
I think she likes her new outfit!
We spent the day watching some of her favorite movies. We just got back from a short trip, so she was happy to stay at home and just relax. She picked her favorite dinner of Stromboli and Sunchips, just like she did last year:
She asked me to make a cake that looks like Wrecker’s stuffed friend, Lula, in The Bad Batch. I think it turned out ok, although it should be more red than pink.
Today is Bunny’s 16th birthday!!! It was our fifth family birthday celebration in the time of COVID-19, and while things are more open in our area, we’re still mostly staying home, so we didn’t have company, we didn’t go to the spa (which had been our original plan when we talked about her birthday months ago), and there was no dinner out, but I think she still had a fun day!
We started with presents, of course:
After opening her gifts, we spent the day watching some of Bunny’s favorite movies: Field of Dreams, Zootopia, Spies in Disguise, The Sandlot, and Hamilton (of course). I made one of her favorites (Stromboli) for dinner, which I hope made up for us not going to a restaurant.
This year’s bunny cake was modeled after Bunnie from Animal Crossing…I think I did a pretty good job, although I wish I had gotten a brighter yellow dye for the frosting.
The one silver lining in the cloud that is COVID-19 is the everyone was home to celebrate Bunny’s birthday with her. Originally, Ryan would have been traveling for work this week, and Turkey and Ladybug would have been at RSCM camp, so she was very happy to have us all together to celebrate her!
For the second year in a row, Bunny was away at RSCM camp on her actual birthday, so we picked today to celebrate her turning 15!
The day got off to an earlier start that she probably would have preferred, because I inadvertently scheduled an orthodontist appointment for her this morning. But we got to stop at Rural King afterward, where she got to see the store mascot, Tate…he’s a big bunny!
When we got home, she opened her presents, and they were an excellent snapshot of her personality. Books (including one about pigeons, and one all things Marvel), a new Erstwilder brooch, a plush Pokemon pidove, and a Star Wars Lego set featuring her favorite character, Darth Vader (plus a Harry Potter Lego set featuring her favorite character from that franchise, Sirius Black, that she received before she left for camp):
We spent the day watching some of her favorite movies, and her selection was also her in a nutshell…Black Panther, The Empire Strikes Back, Zootopia, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Of course we also had a special birthday dinner. Since she had gum surgery in June, and didn’t get to fully enjoy the build-your-own-sandwich bar we had on the Fourth of July, we did that again. There were four kinds of meat (including bacon at the birthday girl’s request, which was a fantastic addition I hadn’t thought of before!), five kinds of cheese, and six kinds of salty snacks (and, no, I didn’t plan for the numbers to go like that!), plus Faygo Rock & Rye soda:
Of course I made a bunny cake to her specifications:
We missed having her at home on the actual day, but we were very happy to get to say “Happy 15th Birthday, Bunny!” to her today!
Since Bunny was at choir camp last week on her actual birthday, we celebrated with her at home today! We started the day by watching one of her favorite movies (The Sandlot) and we also watched a new-to-us movie (Black Panther).
Her presents all ended up. being rather Harry Potter themed…not entirely on purpose, but it was appropriate after our trip to Universal!
We went to Red Robin for dinner…or as Bunny calls it, “Red Pigeon!”
This year’s bunny cake (I’ve been making her a bunny cake every year since at least 2011) was based on a stuffed Bunny she made herself. Her creation is far superior to mine, but I think she was happy with the cake:
Since Ryan was in Scotland and Turkey was at camp on Bunny’s actual birthday, we waited to celebrate her turning thirteen(!!!) until today. I think it was worth the wait for her, though…she received a lot of nice gifts, including some gift cards, a Lego Elves set from her siblings, and a Harry Potter charm bracelet!
I think it’s very convenient that the “Happy Birthday” candles count exactly 13 in number, so that’s what topped her traditional bunny cake.
It might have been a little late, but it was a very nice birthday celebration! Happy (belated) Birthday Bunny!
It’s hard to believe, but today is Bunny’s 12th birthday! After church, she opened her presents, which included a sewing machine!!! I can’t wait to see what she creates! I made one of her favorite dinners, and then we had the obligatory bunny cake for dessert:
Today Bunny turned 11! The whole day was very fun, but there were a few highlights.
Opening presents is always a huge birthday hit:
We also had a birthday trip to the splash park:
And of course, a bunny cake!
In some ways, I can’t believe Bunny is already 11, because time moves so fast. On the other hand, she’s so very tall, and smart and mature, it’s a little hard to believe she’s only 11. But no matter how old she is, I love celebrating another year of life with my Bunny!
Today Bunny turned ten. I’m kind of in denial about this fact, but I guess that doesn’t make it any less true!
As she has for the last several years, she chose a bunny cake, but this time had me decorate it to look like the stuffed bunny Turkey got her for Christmas last year (thus the snowflakes on the face, even in July!).
She had a very nice day…her presents included some new Lego sets, a new book series, and a new dress for her first and favorite American Girl doll…it doesn’t get much better than that when you’re a ten-year-old Bunny-girl!
Bunny had a fun time planning her birthday celebration. She wanted to open presents right after breakfast, instead of waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to get here, so that’s what we did. Her big brother knows her well…he got her a Bunny!
She wanted to have a birthday tea party, so that’s what we did for lunch.
Yes, we had jelly sandwiches shaped like butterflies, and, of course, bunnies! We also had heart-shaped scones with cream, cucumber-cream cheese sandwiches, and craisins.
And, a bunny birthday cake, decorated according to her specifications. This is at least the third year in a row I’ve made a bunny cake for her…at this rate, I’m going to be a pro!