She’s three. She was two, but now she is three.

It’s now official. Iliana blows out the candles on her chocolate covered chocolate donut with chocolate ice cream.

There was a problem. The donut was covered with gooey chocolate and the ice cream was melting, which made picking it up with her fingers problematic. Problem solved.

When the bulk had been gnawed down, then it was time for a little finesse.

Donut conquered. Do not get in the way of this fierce three year old.

Now it’s time for presents. There’s a cat trapped in the chimney of the dollhouse, so she’ll teach it how to use claws to climb down.


  1. StonedRanger says

    Thats how I would eat donuts if I didnt have a beard. Lovely child, happy birthday and many many more.

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    There’s a cat trapped in the chimney of the dollhouse, so she’ll teach it how to use claws to climb down.

    The secret is that you need a good grip, so rub your paws with sand first to maximize friction with the bricks. There are many stories of sandy claws climbing down chimneys.

  3. Tethys says

    Granddaughters are wonderful beings. I just love her imagination, complete with a cat claw demonstration.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Speaking of ladies with birthdays “Jessica Fletcher” from Murder She Wrote turned 96 two days ago.
    Michael Caine only turned 88 this week and says 150 films are enough. Not connected to Minnesota in any way but I think those actors are cool.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Sunday was 60 years since Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met by chance at a railway station, and found they shared a taste for rock’n roll. They decide to form a band.
    I wonder what meetings Iliana will have during her life that will take her in an unexpected direction.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    A doll of a cat may automatically mutate into an “evil doll” and be indestructible, umless you throw it into Mount Doom.
    I see you have more ergonomic candles today. Non-tipping?

  7. drewl, Mental Toss Flycoon says

    That last picture needs a
    “Bwah ha ha” evil cackle to go with that smile…

  8. Larry says

    In a world filled with bitterness and hatred, how therapeutic it is to look at pictures of young children just being children. Thanks for sharing your granddaughter.

  9. davidc1 says

    @13 Yeah ,I know faceache isn’t flavour of the month ,but I recently saw a clip of a toddler with five puppies ,she is giggling her tiny head off .
    @2 ” Sandy claws climbing down chimneys.” .Just saying ,we know where you live .