Happy Birthday, Guini-muggins!

Guin-Guin is 4 today!


Happy Birthday, sweet girl!


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My first little granddaughter (3rd grandchild) is four.  She is independence and spunk, she is quiet, but firm.  She can run with crowds, but entertain herself.  She is a waif in body, but strong in spirit.  She is all the Disney princesses, one at a time, or overlapping as she sees fit (this year, she chose “Cinder-Lella”) and she was determined to have a cake in Cinderella’s honor using her own doll (which we almost couldn’t find).  And so we did.

A Cinderella Doll Cake

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I learned from my first doll cake experience to wrap the shapely doll in a paper towel and Saran Wrap so as not to cause a stir when the cake is cut away (revealing a naked bum).  The birthday girl’s mommy chose my signature lemon-poppyseed with fresh lemon curd for filling.  It is o-so-refreshing.  I used a 9 inch layer, 2 8-inch layers and a bowl for the top of the skirt.  We ate the other 8-inch layer the extra batter provided as a “taste-test.”  The dress was a very simple buttercream in light and the palest-ever blues.  I sprinkled it with sugar glitter (which looks like crumbs on the serving tray) and there she is: Guini’s Cinderella cake.

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It was a lovely day to celebrate, a few days ago.  We ate and plied Guini with gifts, but true to Aunt Tara’s prediction to save her gift for last because Guini would love it best of all, once Guinivere received the little box of make-up and lip “sauce,” she was never seen without it again.  Each time I see her now, her eyes, her cheeks and her lips are all-a-glitter in the palest shades of pinks and lilacs.

Here is Guini opening the mountain of gifts, and her baby sister, Gemma, rolling about on Guini’s Happy-Birthday-ball.

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Here is Guini with her jewelry/treasure box from Aunt Jovan and Uncle Rocky and Grandpa and Gavin in their geek goggles under the water in the pool.

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I love you, Guinivere!

Nonna loves you, little girl.  I love your smile and the twinkle in your eye and I love how you can stay focused and totally ignore what you’d rather not notice.  I love that you sing your head off or don’t whisper even a sound all afternoon should the mood strike.  I love that you are a good little sister and a wonderful big sister.  I love that sometimes I can tell you are looking at me, right into my very soul, and you are really getting me.   I love that and I love you!


5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Guini-muggins!

  1. Awwww, that was so sweet!! Thanks Mom!

    Happy Birthday Guini! I can’t believe you are 4 years old! I can remember the day you were born so vividly…a Saturday morning at 7:42 – 9 lbs 8 oz, 22 3/4 inches! Every time the nurses had a shift change they would send the new shift down to our room to see you – they couldn’t believe how big you were!

    You are my sweet heart – you are sensitive, loving, and beautiful. You are my soup-eater, my bike rider, and my movie watcher.

    I love you Guini!

    **You look SO cute with your new pierced ears!

  2. I love you Guini the Pooh. Did you know that Hunter still says that it is not WINNIE the Pooh and he calls the bear Guini the pooh? It just sounds better because you have a name that we love and you are the person we love! I love you my little lip sauce girl. I know we will be buds as you grow up and I can give you make up tips and style your hair for prom maybe? YIKES! You are only 4 though and I am very glad of that! We love you. Uncle Dp, Aunt Tp and Hp

  3. Happy Birthday Guini Muggins!! I know I am terribly late but better late than never, right?! Your pierced ears are so cute and I love how girly and delicate you are! You truly are stylish and beautiful and I love you!

  4. From Papa…
    My little Guini, such a doll. And Nanna has so many more pictures than I did on my website… Oh well. Happy Birthday my little one! I love you.

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