Lucy not only has aunts and uncles running out her ears, she also has quite a collection of great aunts and uncles as well. Jay's birthday was a chance for her to meet some of them.
|Great Aunt Lynn (Jay's sister)|
|Great Aunt Maureen (Jay's sister)|
|Great Uncle Robert (Maureen's husband),who appears to have a talent for getting Lucy to blow bubbles!|
There was, of course, cake. I had some of the gluten-free coconut cake leftover from the night before. This cake is the best. And I don't mean just the best gluten-free cake ever, I mean The Best Cake Ever. The recipe can be found here, and I use this frosting recipe.
I'm sure the rest of our family would take exception to me saying my coconut cake was better than the traditional Hammond birthday cake I served everyone else, which is this oatmeal one I blogged about three years ago. If you haven't made this cake yet I'm not sure what you are waiting for. I guarantee it will be love at first bite.
Here's the birthday guy, who was somewhat upstaged by his granddaughter. Not that he minded.
Lucy and Uncle Kellen are still trying to figure each other out. I'm not sure who looks more perplexed.
Aunt Anita helped Lucy model her new hat.
I don't want to sound boastful, but seriously, I think this hat/baby combo is the cutest thing ever. I have knit another one of these hats for a friend's baby, and it is every bit as adorable on him. Better yet, the feedback I have is that the hat actually fits, stays on the baby's head, and is worn often. I'm hoping this will keep Lucy's ears warm all winter long.
|Ravelry details here|
I must say, I might be a grandmother, but I'm quite certain I'm too young to be married to someone who is now 60 years old. Just saying...