Callie didn't have a birthDay. She had a birthWEEK. That's right. Wednesday was her birthday, and we weren't going to celebrate because Marcus would be getting home from work late and Sammy would be in bed. I wanted us all to be there. But, I wanted Wednesday to be special for her. We made cupcakes and did a lot of fun things together. It was a good day.
But Friday, now Friday was the day. She asked me for a big pink cake for her birthday. Hmmm I had been planning on making a puppy cake, but she opted for the big pink cake. I went with a raspberry vanilla cake (recipe off the Softasilk flour box). It was ok. I wasn't too thrilled about it, but other people seemed to like it enough. She loved it. So, that's all that matters.
|Before the "party" started, Nathaniel stared at Callie in awe.|
|Very ready to light the candles and get going!|
|I love this picture.|
|Not the best lighting, but that's innards of the cake. Layered...raspberry stuff, cake, raspberry frosting.|
|Washable markers and a ream of your very own paper!!!! She loves this. For "Secret Santa" back in Spokane, that's what one of the kids wanted and I've always remembered that. What a great idea for kids. This was from Grammy.|
|I got Callie her own electric toothbrush. I know she doesn't seem excited, but she is. I assure you.|