Katherine didn't have many requests for her birthday. She wanted to go out to dinner with all of her family and she wanted to do it on her actual birthday. She wanted milkshakes instead of cake. She she wanted a Simon game (the same blinking, beeping toy I had when I was her age in 1982). And she wanted an electronic chess game. Pretty easy to take care of those!
What she really wanted and was too afraid to ask for, was a keyboard. And piano lessons. When I suggested this very thing a few weeks ago, she was thrilled. So after all the other gifts had been opened, Granny and Poppy brought in the biggest present. And my musical girl? She was beyond happy!
The Cooking Party was at Granny and Poppy's because they have more space and their floors are easier to clean. This is an important consideration when cooking with 9 grade school kids at once! Cooking Project #1 was making our own mini homemade pizzas.
I set out plain cupcakes, six colors of frosting, candies, and assorted sprinkles and colored sugars. The girls had a grand time icing and trying out all possible toppings on the same cake .