I'm finally getting around to posting pics from Anicka's birthday. After lunch on her birthday we made cupcakes together. She loves to help me bake. This is the first time I ever let her use the mixer solo. She was pretty pleased with herself.
She loved decorating the cupcakes, too.
But her favorite part was eating them when we were done, obviously.
We didn't do a cake on her birthday, just a plate full of cupcakes.
She loved the princess sunglasses that we gave her, but her favorite present was the movie Bolt, which she has to watch every single day now. She basically has the movie memorized at this point.
A couple of weeks later we had a pirate themed birthday party for her. We had eye patches, hook hands and balloon cutlasses for all of the party guests.
There was also a treasure map, which I had a lot of fun making.
The kids had to follow the map to find clues to where the treasure was hidden. Once they had all of the clues, they put them together to reveal the location of the treasure chest, which was filled with bags of pirate loot.
Then it was cake time. I had a good time putting together a pirate ship cake. It turned out okay, I had planned on having more time to decorate it. But it was delicious.
Anicka took a big bite out of the front of the ship right after this picture was taken.