20080525 - Lane is two

Lane turns two today.  My dearest one.

We had her birthday party in the park on Sunday.  For her cake we put two pink candles in an ice cream sandwich. When it was time to blow them out, she didn’t know what to do, so she tried sniffing them instead.

20080525 - Lane's cake

Now she has a play kitchen, but “play” is misleading.  When Lane cooks it is with the serious concentration of a top chef, creating masterpieces like sauteed eggs with mushrooms, chocolate bar sandwiches, and salami with carrots.

20080526 - Lane cooking 


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  1. She’s beautiful! I hope you all had a great day. :)

  2. She is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously – what a beauty.

    Love the play kitchen – where did you get it?

  3. solmster says:

    What a darling little girl! Love the candles in the ice cream sandwich!

  4. She tried to sniff her candles ~ how adorable!

  5. smallnotebook says:

    The play kitchen is by Educo, and you can find it at Oompa.

  6. I love your blog!

    I have a 18 month old girl, and I’m going to copycat most of your ideas!

    Thank you so much