I was a busy lady today. I had fun making a meal to take to a friend who had a baby a month or so ago, and I made a birthday cake for my niece. I was lucky to have my parents take Elias for the day so that I could do all that cooking and baking without a little one hanging on my legs. Elias had fun swimming in the wading pool. He even got to nap at Baba’s house.
I have to admit, I’m quite proud of the cake I made. I searched online for ideas for my niece (she’s turning 5), and found a cute butterfly. I made a few changes to make it my own. Here is a close up:
I had a bit of left over batter and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I have been wanting to use my mini cupcake pan for awhile now so I made some mini cupcakes and turned them into something to be used with the butterfly theme. Recognize this?
When Nathan got home from work, we packed up all of our gear and headed to Nana’s house for the birthday celebration. Elias was a little wary at first of all the “new” people at Nana’s house. But he warmed up quickly and enjoyed playing trains with his cousins. He handed the pieces, and Sonya put the track together.
Then, I quote, (from Audrey) “Ok, enough with the pictures. I want to taste the frosting.” I suppose we had probably taken way more pictures than necessary. I love my niece! Here is the official “taste.”
Audrey enjoyed opening her presents. Here she is opening a clip on angry birds thing for her backpack. We got her a Rapunzel doll, some princess dive sticks for the pool, some fun erasers, and a butterfly magnetic game.
After the gift opening, it was quite late…already an hour past Elias’ bedtime and we weren’t even home. It was time to pack up and say goodbye. We will be looking forward to seeing our Spokane family a lot over the next week or so!