Birthdays around here are a big deal as it is, but when it's the FIRST birthday, that's cause for celebration! Viktorya will be 11 soon, so it's not her first birthday, but it's her first with us!
I've been trying to decide what to get her. When I asked her, she only asked for a baby. Of course, the girls have about 10 babies, so I'm not sure they need any more babies piled in my old baby cradle.
I keep asking myself what she would enjoy, but isn't thinking to ask for. This week, I figured it out! My mom has been coming up every Monday this month to help get the week off to a good start, playing with the littles while I get the bigs started on school work. This week, she stopped by a local (to her) pizza restaurant and bought kids' personal pizzas that have all the ingredients packaged, ready for the kids to put together. They even came in little pizza boxes. Since then, Viktorya has been putting the Melissa & Doug birthday cake in the pizza box, and calling it a pizza. The kids have been taking orders in their Italian restaurant and making deliveries.
I searched on Etsy, and found a shop that sells patterns for felt food. Sweet Emma Jean had the best looking pizza, with lots of yummy-looking toppings, and promises of very clear and detailed directions. I purchased a set of patterns, and they are all easy to follow. Now I can get a head start on Christmas with all these patterns, but this pizza set is coming soon for Miss V's 11th Birthday!