On Wednesday night we had a power outage and so I wasn’t able to get these up as I’d planned.
Even though we had lemon cake last week for Sophie’s baptism day, Bella wanted more lemon cake. I talked her into doing cupcakes. What little girls doesn’t like cupcakes? We skipped frosting and no one seemed to miss it.
Of course, Bella had to lick the bowl. Mmmm….
Auntie Tree, who couldn’t be with us for the evening’s festivities, gave her some really neat little cards with a series of pictures meant to prompt story telling. Fairies and princesses, bears, raccoon, squirrels. Beautiful little drawings.
Unfortunately, even with such lovely prompts I’m still a terrible story teller.
For weeks now Bella has been begging for a hula hoop. I dropped a hint in Auntie Tree’s ear so that she could fulfill a little girl’s fondest dream. She’s not quite sure what to do with it; but she was very thrilled.
Grandma B. sent a lovely edible arrangement that came with a balloon and a bear.
And so we had a delicious fruit snack before naps.
Ben was especially fond of the strawberries.
Pineapple flowers are delicious.
We went out to dinner at Bella’s favorite restaurant, a cute little pho place that she calls “the lo mein restaurant” because she loves their chicken lo mein. (She also adores their avocado shakes, you can see her cradling the dregs of her shake as she blows out her candles.) Sadly, we forgot to take pictures at dinner.
Bella proclaimed it “A very fun day!”