There's always one of those toys that, after all the other ones have been given away, tossed, donated, or broke, still hangs around. We have a little pig, given to Evelyn when she was a baby, that has always been a favorite of one of the kids at one time or another. It goes in the toy bin awhile, then gets rediscovered and played with. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Lately, Piggy has been a heavy favorite between Gretchen and Sylvia. They have him dressed in baby doll clothes, set him down for naps, bring Piggy to the table for meals.. Then a few days ago, they announced that it's Piggy's birthday in a few days. They set about drawing pictures and putting together some presents. I thought it might be fun to surprise them and secretly make a cake for Piggy's birthday:
And were they surprised!!
The Birthday Pig and his guests.
Piggy seems pleased.
I think Piggy wished he could always be loved by us, which most certainly will come true. He's a keeper!