Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thoughtful About . . . Birthdays and Last Chapters

My little girl just turned 7 on Tuesday, and we had her party on Sunday. Both were pretty awesome days, even if it is a little hard to believe that my baby is SEVEN. How did that happen??? ;-)

And so, because today I'm hoping to finish up Whispers from the Shadows so am a bit lacking in time, I thought today I'd just show you some of the highlights from the party. Starting, of course, with what took up my entire morning. The cake.

Xoe is dressing up as Frankie Stein from Monster High for Halloween, and the party was a costume party, so for that too. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted, she said, "Frankie!" And I said, "Really? Are you sure? You don't want one, like, shaped like a mask or something...?" LOL. But no. She wanted Frankie, so she got Frankie.

Ever painted plaid onto fondant with colored icing? Yeah, fun. A new experience, that one, LOL. As was carving bolts out of marshmallows... But overall, it was a fun cake, and Xoe was tickled, which is what matters.

Decorations combined my idea of "Let's decorate with costumes!" with my mom's "Do you want me to bring some pumpkins?" So the answer was obvious--let's dress the pumpkins up in costume! I don't have any pictures, it seems, but I did get some of the pumpkins the kids painted. =)

Everyone had a great time--I mean, what kid doesn't like dressing up in costume?? So it was a great day. And now my last two chapters are calling, so if you'll excuse me... ;-)


  1. Looks like fun. She's definitely a cutie - and that's QUITE a cake!

  2. Oh my goodness, how cute are those girls? I REMEMBER having birthdays parties like that. It's just crazy to think we're at the age where OUR kids are having them.