We celebrated a birthday this week. Kaylee turned 9! Her special day was Monday, July 5th.
Her cousins Britney and Brooklyn had a sleepover with her the night before. They woke up to skinny pancakes, at Kaylee’s request. She had her party planned for months and was excited to share her day with her cousins. She had an “Old School” birthday party. It went a little something like this:
She also had her birthday list written down months ago. It went a little something like this:
Converse Tennis Shoes
Lets just say she didn’t get everything on her list, but she was a happy girl.
I spent some time that morning making my first birthday cake ever. Our tradition has always been a store bought cake. I would take my kids to the store and let them choose their cake from the idea book. They have always loved doing that. This year I stepped out of my comfort zone and got a little creative.
I saw the idea of these cupcakes in the Family Fun magazine. I decided to make them my cake toppers. I lucked out with the cake stand. As I was unpacking our things at my mother in laws house I spotted the yellow, curvy beauty. I snatched it right up and couldn’t wait to use it!
It was fun (and messy) to make. It just looks like Kaylee to me. I don’t think there could have been a birthday cake more suited for her than this one.
Drew has informed me that he wants a Ninja Turtle cake for his birthday. I have until Friday to figure that one out.
I know you hear me tell you often, but I don’t think you can ever hear it too much; I am so thankful for you. I am blessed by you everyday. You are an amazing big sister, a wonderful daughter and a great friend to others. You have such a sweet and fun personality that I just love. I am grateful that Heavenly Father sent you to us. I don’t want you to grow up, but I am excited to see what life has in store for you! I know it will be great.