Not quite a "big kid" and yet not quite a "little kid" either. A nice place to be for a year.
It was a quiet celebration at home. The newly minted eight year old got to decorate a dozen cupcakes to her heart's content. All I did was fill the pastry bags with a quick-and-simple butter cream frosting, each with different tips.
My two favorite cupcakes of the 12 that she decorated embodied simple elegance for me.
She also made some cake pops to share with her friends. She had a blast decorating them.
Some cake pops even got happy nicknames - like, The Bearded Chicken, The Weird-Eyed Rooster, The Orange Cream Mustache Man, The All White Lady, The Purpley-Blue Swirly...
It was a sunny Spring day... she got to ride her bike, present a puppet show at home, build a huge fort indoors, and just enjoy the day. No pressures, no fanfare. Just Simplicity.