Saturday, March 22, 2008

Laetitia's coming birthday

So yes, Laetitia's 2nd birthday is coming and I have most of her presents bought! I learnt my lesson from Christmas. If I do not buy it while I see it, they might be out of stock when I decide it's the time to buy AND remain out of stock for the next 2 months! Hah, well, I did "save" some of the ideas from Christmas though and use them for her birthday. So far we have bought and wrapped the Tefal kitchen, a few sticker books (as she is really into them currently), clothes for her doll, a bubbles making set, large wooden beading pearls and some cute clothes for her. On top of that her grandparents are getting her some DVDs/CDs, her aunt got her a cleaning set with brushes, mops and a vacuum.

And I have also been very busy baking baking and baking. I have huge plans about making her a castle cake and I had baked three different cakes so far to attempt to attain the "perfect chocolate cake", moist, soft and chocolatey. I think I am there with the cake now and it's time to work on the icing and decorations.

I have received queries on what to get her for her birthday so here are some ideas. Personally, we made a choice not to do parties for her because I do not want her to be overwhelmed with gifts. She is already very spoiled by her immediate family. But I do understand some of our close friends and family who are not here in France with us would like to get her something so that is why I am posting some ideas. And the attached pictures are only examples and NO she does not need a 20euros umbrella. I think that is a big waste of money to be truthful, even half that price seems a bit much.

1) A kid's umbrella.
2) An inflatable chair for going out.
3) A large scale world map (I saw one for about 9euros in Nature et Découvertes and yes I will admit it. I am pushed by the video of the almost 2 year old girl who knew her geography better then me!)
4) A high chair for her doll.
5) An AquaDoodle or Magna Doodle (preferably travel size)

And of course classics such as books and puzzles are also good.

2 comments:

petite fleur said...

So how's the cake coming along ?

Lae&Loïc's mummy said...

Well, the cake base itself taste very good (if i can say so myself). Now I have to work on the icing and getting the darn ice-cream cones. I tried looking everywhere but they seem to be out in most supermarkets. GRRRR