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Royal Wedding

As the date for the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton approaches (April 29th!)

As the date for the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton approaches (April 29th!), much of the Western world is gearing up for the event. Some will travel to England to be there for the event, many will attend gatherings to watch it live on T.V. and others will host lavish parties to celebrate the occasion. As for my family and I, we will be…fast asleep. It starts at 3 a.m. PST and we are finally out of the “babies waking in the middle of the night” phase. I’m not about to wake them up. Plus, I'm an accountant and calling in "sick" mere days before tax season is over is not going to fly.

The good news is, we have a DVR and have it set to record the event. We won’t have the opportunity to watch it during the day on Friday, thanks to work and school commitments, but my daughter and I have a date to watch it Friday night. My husband and my sons are more than welcome to watch it with us, but experience tells me that they will lose interest, fast, and choose to watch hockey on our other t.v. or go outside and putter in the yard.

My daughter, however, loves princesses. She wants to be a princess, nay, she knows that she is a princess, especially in her Daddy’s eyes. She’s been a fan of princesses since she could point and squeal and spends a lot of her time playing with princess dolls, coloring princess pictures, having tea parties and dressing up in princess costumes. I (of course) have photographic evidence.

Halloween 2009
Halloween 2008
Halloween 2010

(As you can see, my boys aren't really into the prince/princess theme.)

When I told my daughter that a real princess was having a wedding in real life, she didn't believe me at first. She thought princesses were only in cartoons and I had to show her some photos of the royal couple to convince her that I was telling the truth. She got excited and when I told her that we could have our own little party to watch it together, I saw the light bulb go off. She ran over and grabbed the Pillsbury Kids Cookbook we have and asked if we could make the Teapot Cake with Tea-Cupcakes. I had promised her that I would make it for her next birthday party but, well. This is a pretty special occasion. Besides, a teapot cake is pretty perfect fare to accompany a royal wedding "party."

Teapot Cake How-To
Teapot Cake

I'm actually pretty excited to watch the wedding with my daughter. I was only a year older than she is now when I watched Prince Charles and Diana's wedding and I remember how magical the whole thing was. I'm really looking forward to sharing this experience with her and to see it through her eyes.