A Birthday Picnic – Happy Birthday Izannah!

Welcome to the birthday picnic that the dolls and I are hosting!  This is part two of our day long celebration.  If you missed  trying Ismay’s legendary cinnamon toast and getting a chance to meet the dolls, you’ll want to click here to get caught up!

Later tonight (7 p.m. Eastern time) the dolls are having a sleep over and they hope you will come back to tuck them in bed!  In between all of my Izannah Doll Making Class members will want to drop into the class site at 2 p.m. Eastern  time for a few treats!

Now that breakfast is over and the dishes are all washed, it’s time to bake the birthday pies!  All of the older dolls decided that pies would be a much better birthday desert after the unfortunate incident with Izzybelle and the icing the last time they baked a cake!!!

Izzybelle behaved herself long enough for this photo to be taken, but immediately afterwards, when no one was looking, she managed to gobble down enough frosting to make herself sick & managed to smear it everywhere!!!  Even behind her ears!

Izzybelle behaved herself long enough for this photo to be taken, but immediately afterwards, when no one was looking, she  gobbled down enough frosting to make herself sick & managed to smear it everywhere!!! Even behind her ears!

Isabeau has a very light touch with pastry, so she took over the kitchen.  In no time she had made a double batch, doll sized of course, of Mrs. Wolter's No-Fail Pie Crust.

Isabeau has a very light touch with pastry, so she took over the kitchen. In no time she had made a double batch, doll sized of course, of Mrs. Wolter’s No-Fail Pie Crust.

Isane, who is also a very good cook, volunteered to help Isabeau bake and keep an eye on Izzybelle.

Isane, who is also a very good cook, volunteered to help Isabeau bake and keep an eye on Izzybelle.

The older dolls decided that Izzybelle couldn't get into too much trouble if they let her sprinkle the sugar on top of the cookies...  After all it couldn't be any messier than what Izzybelle really wanted to do, which was make rows and rows of mud pies for the party!

The older dolls decided that Izzybelle couldn’t get into too much trouble if they let her sprinkle the sugar on top of the cookies… After all it just had to be  less messy than what Izzybelle really wanted to do, which was to make rows and rows of mud pies for the party!

Izzybelle actually did a very good job.  Maybe because sugar cookies are one of her favorites!

Izzybelle did a very good job. Maybe because sugar cookies are one of her favorites!

While Isabeau and Isane tackled the pie crust, little Isane and little Ismay walked out to the garden to gather some rhubarb.

While Isabeau and Isane tackled the pie crust, little Isane and little Ismay walked out to the garden to gather some rhubarb.

"Does this look like a good stalk?"

“Does this look like a good stalk?”

"How much do you think we need to make a pie?"

“How much do you think we need to make a pie?”

Next the two young dolls headed over to the other garden to pick raspberries...

Next the two young dolls headed over to the other garden to pick raspberries…

"Isane, come see what I found! Maybe we should make pumpkin pie instead."  "No, no we aren't starting the discussion again!  You know we all agreed on rhubarb and raspberry, & peach jam tarts if there is any crust left-over.  You can have pumpkin pie next month!"

“Isane, come see what I found! Maybe we should make pumpkin pie instead.” “No, no we aren’t starting that discussion again! You know we all agreed on rhubarb and raspberry, plus peach jam tarts if there is any crust left-over. You can have pumpkin pie next month!”

Meanwhile back in the kitchen, Isabeau has the pie crust in the tin and is just putting the first batch of cookies in the oven.

Meanwhile back in the kitchen, Isabeau has the pie crust in the tin and is just putting the first batch of cookies in the oven.

While the cookies baked, Isane turned the rhubarb that the little girls gathered into pie filling.  She likes to thicken and precook the filling before the pie goes into the oven.

While the cookies baked, Isane turned the rhubarb that the little girls gathered into pie filling. She likes to thicken and pre-cook the filling before the pie goes into the oven.

Isabeau is willing to share her pie crust recipe with you:

Mrs. Wolter’s No-fail Pie Crust

1 cup Crisco

3 cups flour

2 eeggs, beaten

2 teaspoons vinegar

4 -5 tablespoons cold water

1 teaspoon salt

Ina a large mixing bowl, cut Crisco into four with a pastry blender until small size peas form.  Add eggs, vinegar, water and slat & mix with a fork until blended and dough forms a large ball, or use floured hands to mix dough.  Makes three crusts.

Finally all the cooking is done and it’s time to go out to the picnic!

A favorite worn quilt makes the perfect picnic throw.  Andrew was a big help getting everything set up.  He pulled all of the deserts out to the party in his cart.

A favorite worn quilt makes the perfect picnic throw. Andrew was a big help getting everything set up. He pulled all of the deserts out to the party in his cart.

Poor Andrew!  He couldn't get any of the girl's to wear the hats he made for the party!  The older dolls all said it was because they didn't want to mess up their hair... but little Izzybelle was heard to say it was because he didn't put a fancy cockade on any hat other than his own!

Poor Andrew! He couldn’t get any of the girl’s to wear the hats he made for the party! The older dolls all said it was because they didn’t want to mess up their hair… but little Izzybelle was heard to say it was because he didn’t put a fancy cockade on any hat other than his own!

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

A perfect fall day to get the family together for a party!

A perfect fall day to get the family together for a party!

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Izannah's Birthday Picnic www.izannahwalker.com

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

"Izzybelle you should blow out the candle."

“Oldest Izzybelle you should blow out the candle.”

Peach jam tart with a crumble topping, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Rhubarb pie. Fresh rapsberry pie drizzled with homemade raspberry syrup.  Tiny peach jam hand pies & Izzybelle's sugar cookies!

Peach jam tart with a crumble topping, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Rhubarb pie. Fresh raspberry pie drizzled with homemade raspberry syrup. Tiny peach jam hand pies & Izzybelle’s sugar cookies!

"Enough family photos!  Let's eat!"

“Enough family photos! Let’s eat!”

"OH NO!  Who was supposed to bring the plates and forks???"

OH NO! Who was supposed to bring the plates and forks???

We hope you enjoyed the picnic!  You can click on any of the smaller photos to enlarge them.  Put on your coziest pj’s and come back tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time for the doll’s slumber party 🙂

 

 

~ by paulawalton on September 25, 2014.

10 Responses to “A Birthday Picnic – Happy Birthday Izannah!”

  1. You’re too much- all the pictures and comments are adorable!

  2. Dear Paula and Izannahs,

    Izzibeth is delighted to join in the Izannah Celebration! We loved all your photographs of the preparations for the party and the picnic!

    Here is a link to Izzibeth Heads Off to Birthday Party:
    http://corgyncombecourant.blogspot.com/2014/09/izannah-walker-197th-birthday.html

    Your friends,
    Diane, daughter Sarah, and Izzibeth

    • Diane,

      The dolls are all so happy to know the Izzibeth is coming to the party! They’ve asked me to make sure it is all right with you if she spends the night. Since she has her own copy of the American Girl’s Book at home, they are just sure she will want to stay and play Shadows with them at the slumber party 🙂

      Paula

  3. Oh, I love your delightful party!

  4. That looks like some serious fun indeed. Blessings sweet little friends

  5. […] The dolls are all nestled together around a roaring fire.  They are so glad that you came to join them tonight!  This is the very last part of our all day celebration of Izannah Walker’s 197th birthday.  If you missed the first two parts of our party you will want to scroll down or click here for part one and here for part two. […]

  6. I think that Andrew’s hats were very festive! I will gladly wear one of them and Betany feels the same!Tee hee 😉
    Oooh what a treat of a picnic so many yummy things to indulge! And the most perfect day to spend outdoors!!
    A wonderful day indeed!
    Many Blessings, Linnie and Betany

    • I’m very fond of newspaper hats myself 🙂 I think the girls may have been angling for crowns rather than Andrew’s more rakish, nautical looking hats!
      Yesterday was a splendid autumn day! I overheard the doll’s talking about having the leftover pie for breakfast, so far too soon the picnic will be gone and simply a wonderful memory…
      xoxo Paula

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s