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Monday, April 22, 2013

Eight is nice...

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.

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At 10:15 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Happy Birthday Ana!!! Looks like loads of fun :)

love to read how you involve the kids in the process Sheela - what activites did she get to do with her friends ? - would love to see if I can steal some ideas ;)

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Sheela said...

Thanks, Dee! We didn't do any "party" per se with friends at home - she just shared stuff in school (with her teacher's permission). Her favorite (and mine) was the Birthday Timeline Story. Kids get to share one story from each year of their lives - birth to present - only in illustrations. I hope to post that someday soon :)

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Reva said...

Happy Birthday to Ana! Love how you made it all about her on her special day :)

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Sheela said...

Thanks, Reva! She was excited that it fell on a weekend and could do what she liked - i.e., decorating - as much as she wanted :)


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