We're big on traditions in our family.
Every year we celebrate Court's birthday over the St. Patrick's Day weekend
because she was thisclose to being a St. Patrick's day baby!
Carrot cake has been her favorite since she was very little, so that's the birthday cake of choice each year (and this one was quite good, if I do say so myself!). The cake topper I use (almost) every year brings back sweet memories of her very first birthday!
My Nana's china is the star of every St. Patrick's day meal. I come from a long, proud, Irish heritage on my mom's side and our New England boiled dinner just couldn't be served on anything else!
Sunday was beautiful and sunny despite being quite chilly. But the kitchen, with the pots boiling and the oven going was hot, hot, hot, so I threw open the dining room window while I was cooking despite the cold temps.
The birthday crown rested atop the lamp shade until the birthday girl arrived.
It's the crown of honor for whoever's birthday we're celebrating.
The birthday girl arrived and we all had a wonderful day together!
Happy birthday, sweetie! May all your wishes come true!!!