Since we missed a most important date while we were on vacation...
...we had a belated celebration yesterday. Emme and Spencer had their seventh birthday on November 10th and had a sleepover with two friends to mark the occasion. But the family birthday party had to wait...and last night we called together the troupe and had us a party!
The birthday girls and Ryder and Ranen came a little earlier...we had cakes to decorate. Since we were giving them an Easybake oven for their birthday...I thought we'd go with the theme and let them have some fun in the kitchen. I picked up kids aprons at Michael's for the girls...and painted their names on them.
Last minute I decided Ryder better have an apron as well...or he would feel a little left out...so he got a boy-apron.
What fun they had! Emme and Spencer did a fine job of their cakes...
...Ryder and Ranen decorated cupcakes with the help of their mommies.
Emme and Spencer were concentrating on the job at hand...and it appears grandpa was standing in the corner and sampling!
Ranen had sprinkles all over her face and hands...there seemed to be much licking going on!
Ryder quite enjoyed cake decorating 101...and when the 'class' was over, Grandpa vacuumed the sprinkles off the floor.
The rest of the gang (except for Kris...who had to work) arrived for supper. We sang a new table prayer...not once, but three times...and Ryder continued to sing it throughout the meal.
Then we sang Happy Birthday...not once, but two times...since we were celebrating two birthdays.
And once the cake was gone...the girls opened their gifts. They decided it was OK that we missed their birthday...it was quite fun having another party several weeks later! Ryder wasn't quite so sure about the whole thing...when exactly would there be presents for him? Ranen and Maelyn took it all in stride.
It was a fun evening...and before long everyone was packing to leave. Ryder had a little cry...since he didn't want the party to be over. Such is life!