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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birthdays and Snow Days

We are stuck inside with frigid cold temps and ice outside.  Here's what we've been up to...

My oldest celebrated her 8th birthday on Valentine's Day (sniff sniff)!

We started 2 weeks in advance by counting down.  I glued 14 little cups to a piece of poster board.  I filled with small treats for the girls to enjoy after dinner for the two weeks leading up to the big day.  This was fun and I didn't have to answer the constant question, "Mommy, how many more days until my birthday?"  They could just go and count the cups that were left.  Which sometimes they did count more than one time a day!  So cute!

We made a beautiful 3 layer chocolate cake covered in gummie butterflies for Macie's birthday.  We were so excited when we found the butterflies.  The icing was new and perfect!  We made a simple glaze icing of powdered sugar and vanilla and milk and folded it to a tub of cool whip.  We kept the cake refrigerated, and it was scrumptious! 

With all the leftover gummies, we of course ate some, but we have also carried out a few experiments.  It has been a fun few days, but I do hope we can at least adventure to the library tomorrow!  

Stay warm!  Check out Mansion Moms for some yummy soups to help with fight off the cold!