We celebrated Ayla's second birthday this week. Sylvia and I baked her a berry buttermilk cake with freshly whipped cream. It was yummy, and it used up the buttermilk we had left over from making our own butter.
Ayla was happy with her gift basket from the family, a simple mix of homemade and store-boughten gifts,
We went to a restaurant with a Country-western / train theme. Ayla was properly impressed and thrilled :)
While we waited for our food, the girls tried out the kitschy rides and Camille even had her fortune told by 'Gina the Gypsy' machine.
This two-year-old girl is so caring and loving, quick with a kiss or a cheek rub if someone is feeling low. She is also determined and headstrong and even with fewer words than her big sisters, she can make her point quite clearly. I am grateful for Ayla, her sparkle, her personality. I love the way she is sooooo excited to nurse to sleep that she wants to share with her dolly. The way she says ye-es to every question. The way she offers me a turn at everything she does, whether it's using the toilet or eating ice cream.
I love you, Miss Ayla Cakes!