It's tradition to have the kids help make their birthday cake. They enjoy doing it and I look forward to the conversation that happens while we bake, frost and taste.
This year Mailee requested chocolate cake, with purple frosting and flowers. We went with a small 5 inch round cake so there was just enough and no left overs - after indulging in 2 other birthdays cakes in the last 10 days I think no leftover cake is a welcome idea.
She was able to go to a friend's birthday party later on in the afternoon, then left a bit early so we could go to dinner in Palm Springs. Mailee invited her little friend Nani to come along for dinner and have cake.
Mailee chose to wait and do our birthday wish balloons until we are at our family reunion so that she could have more wishes. Smart girl.
The night ended with a birthday blessing from Bret and a proclamation from the birthday girl that the day was a success.
I smiled when I looked inside her new bag. Mailee explained to me the contents were essential for our trip: A picture of her favorite girls, lip gloss so she can look like a rock star, money for shave ice and toys, and her touch so she can "play games, take pictures, chill to some music and not be super-duper bored in the car".
I love this girl!