Today was my neice's 8th birthday (goodness I can't believe she's so old already). She came over to the house and while she was here she mentioned she wished she had some of her Grandma's chocolate cake. While mine isn't exactly the same I told her there was no reason we couldn't make chocolate cake and I put the girls to work.
They measured and poured and mixed until a good looking cake was made. They could hardly wait to dive in but I made them wait until after dinner. I'm such a meanie. Of course we ordered pizza for dinner so it wasn't that bad of a wait. I didn't get a picture of the finished cake because everyone devoured it so quickly and I was not about to get between those girls and their cake.
While we were waiting on the cake to finish i pulled out some plain white canvas hats that I picked up at Michaels and let the girls decorate their own sunhats to wear outside. Kaitlyn was less than impressed but the big girls had a good time.
Then the birthday girl requested movie time so we made a 'port' and watched The Little Mermaid until it was cool enough to play outside.
(This is a common scene around our house this summer isn't it.)
Even though it was still pretty warm out we couldn't wait any longer to have a Silly String Fight. Kinsley had never seen the stuff before but Asiah was beyond excited.
Turns out the cans were a little harder to push than we thought they'd be.
This was the best picture I could get of the birthday girl. You'd think she was afraid I'd spray her or something. Silly.
This girl took the game very seriously.
I'd say everyone had a pretty good day and I know we're all exhausted after. Happy Birthday to my littlest neice.