12.29.2010

Four...

Today is Millie is four.

Four.

Which blows me away for any number of reasons, but mostly because she has always been wholly and unequivocally my baby, and all of the sudden, she only wants to play with the "big girls", she's fiercely independent, and she's taller and leaner -- the little dimples on her hands seem to have disappeared...

Overnight she's a kid, and it makes me a bit melancholy.



It's an honor to watch the person she's becoming though -- this fierce, determined, salty, spunky little creature who also manages to be incredibly sensitive and loving and funny.

I am, suffice to say, beyond smitten with her. She melts me. Every. Single. Day.

Since I started this blog just a few months after Millie was born, I've also had the privilege of sharing all of her birthdays with you (one, two, three). Thank you for coming along on this ride with us...You guys make it infinitely lovelier.


And just for fun, here's some of the inspiration for Millie's big celebration this Saturday... After a bit of consulting with the interwebs and lots of amazing advice from you guys (thank you!), I'm feeling a bit more confident about that rainbow cake. Photos of the end result will ensue!


Unicorn by Andy Warhol...


felt garland via Erin Dollar...


rainbow cake (+ excellent instructions) via one charming party...


unicorn pinata via party city...

21 comments:

Lovin That! said...

Happy Birthday!! Millie's party sounds fantastic - looking forward to seeing the photos! Have a wonderful time planning.

Moodboard said...

The sweetest of the sweet in my life just celebrated her fourth birthday as well. She also wanted a hybrid birthday, which consisted of a little strawberry shortcake, some butterflies, and fairies for good measure. I love having nieces to spoil:)

Nicola said...

millie is a very lucky girl the cake looks spectacular (im hiding the screen in case my babies get any ideas! im yet to bake my first cake let alone on like this) and I love your choice of unicorn. Happy Birthday to the big girl

Kelly and Kelly said...

can't wait to see the party!

happy birthday millie!

greenbeenfood said...

happy bday millie - i too have a 4yr old & this morning in bed she climbed in & said that she "needed to kiss my entire face!"....her dimples in her hands are too sadly filling in. Dayle

kid collective said...

the party looks to be incredible for young and young at heart!

Simply Mel said...

Happiest of Birthday wishes to sweet Millie!

Now...i can't wait to see what you do with the rainbow cake. You are my mentor when it comes to 'raising foodies', so I'm looking to you for inspiration with the crumb's February birthday! (no pressure ~ ha!)

angela hardison said...

happy birthday to millie!

cannot wait to see how the party turns out, based on that inspiration. i love the warhol unicorn, a lot.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Millie! We love you so much! xoxo

Lana said...

I love all the colorful party items.
Happy Birthday to your little one. :)

I just stopped by to say I enjoyed your article on Etsy today.

islandfairy said...

happy birthday dear millie! x

Connie Lou said...

I'm new here, however I just had to say happy birthday..I love unicorns and rainbows too!

felicia said...

wow 4 a big age...happy birthday...from a mummy who has three daughters 12, 10 & 7...x

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Millie! xo

Kate said...

Happy birthday, Millie!

An aside regarding that cake: I recently made a multi-layered cake, and I find it's better to wrap the cakes in wax paper before wrapping in plastic wrap-- the plastic can stick quite a bit. Enjoy!

vynsie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

erika said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! I'm sure the party will be great!
Also I want to wish you and your lovely family a good, creative and inspirational 2011.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

happy belated birthday to millie. i was just saying how i love 4. the age of discovery and why!

paula said...

yikes 4 is so big. KJ turns four soon too. It's hard when the baby's get bigger. I am sure she had a blast at her party!

kalanicut said...

Four year olds are just the best. Old enough to have a real conversation with but small enough to want to hug and cuddle with you every second. This year has been so much fun with our Little Bug and I'm almost a little sad to see 5 right around the corner. She'll go to school and everything will change. Enjoy your 4! It's such a delicious year.

Mrs.French said...

happy birthday sweet millie...4 is one of my favorites! xo t