Hannah started her day with a breakfast date with dad (it's one of our birthday traditions). She ordered this HUGE chocolate pancake and ate only a few bites. But she had a great morning with one on one time with her daddy!!
We went to the pumpkin patch with our friends to take a few photos and to allow the kids to pick out a pumpkin...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that this sweet independent girl picked out a "bumpy" pumpkin. So awesome. She's an original and I love her!!!
We also let the kids pick out whatever they'd like for dinner (within reason). At first Hannah said she wanted "grapes and tomanos" I talked with her some more and we decided on a menu of grilled cheese and tomato soup to go with the grapes and tomatoes. But it wasn't just any grilled cheese and tomato soup this was gourmet...only the best for our little girl. It was a grilled black forest ham, sharp cheddar and granny smith apples on sourdough bread sandwich!! Amazing! And thick creamy tomato soup made with heavy whipping cream and oregano and basil! Delish! And the birthday child gets their special meal served on our special "it's your day" plate!
We ate dinner in the living room because we were watching the Cardinals play the Dodgers in game 2 of the NLCS....and they won so that made it all worth it!
I always like to make a cake that the kids specifically request. When I started asking Hannah about what she wanted on her cake she kept telling me "flowers, blue flowers"...so I made her a cake with blue flowers. I also like to make them shaped into how old they are turning if possible...just makes it easier on me when looking through photos!
My first go round with homemade fondant was pretty good. This fondant is just marshmallows and powdered sugar (and a little blue food coloring gel).
Despite the number of fingers she's holding up...she just turned three!