And believe me, that's a big deal! Also, it's the reason my blog has been kind of neglected lately. Most days it's so much easier to just post an Instagram pic with a quick update. So those of you that follow me on there probably already have a pretty good idea of what we've been up to lately. Still, I want to put it on my blog because this is where I put things I want to keep forever :)
So, July is flying by, hey? I can't even keep up lately, sheesh! We ended June with Addison turning NINE. I know, that's crazy talk, but it's true. Daniel and I have a nine year old, and we are so SO proud of the young lady she is becoming. She's a book worm with a passion for learning cool facts about everything. She is the best "biggest" sister of our group of girls and comes up with super creative games for her sisters to play, AND she is just a sweetheart in general. A few days ago I got the girls all in the 'burb to go somewhere. As I was pulling out of the driveway, Danica yelled, "mom! You forgot to buckle me in!"
Face palm. "I'm sorry danica! Mommy's really dropping the ball today :("
To which Addison replied, "mom, it's ok. You have five kids now, you can't be expected to remember everything! I'll buckle her in." Melt my heart :)
We came down to Daniel's parent's place almost two weeks ago. The girls spent the first week at VBS and loved every minute of it! We ended up staying this week too just to hang out :)
During the first week we were here, Myka also had a birthday and turned 5!
She has been planning this for months. And by "this" I mean her cake. She has often asked me to look up rainbow dash cakes online so she could choose what she wanted.
Now, I am no cake decorator, but I was determined to make her a rainbow dash cake that would be generally awesome... With a back up plan of a DQ ice cream cake just in case.
The plan for the cake was as follows: 6 rainbow layers of cake with a hole dug in the middle and filled with skittles. The outside was going to be covered in RD blue fondant and be accented with zebra printed sugar paper.
I should have taken a picture of the cake wreck that blossomed out of that flawless plan, but at the time I was not thinking that way. I was more along the lines of "all I wanted was to give Myka an awesome cake and I screwed it up! I'm a terrible mother! (I was worked up to the point of irrationality lol). I called Daniel and, like always, he calmed me down and came up with a solution. Plain blue buttercream. Done. I did accent it with a bit of the zebra sugar paper that I salvaged from the wreckage, and Daniel bought the most adorable MLP figurines to stick on top.
I told you that entire story to say this: in the end, at least the cake still had skittles pouring out the middle when we cut into it, and that's really all that mattered. She loved it :)
She also loved her gifts...one of which was a date with Grandma and Grandpa all by herself...to go build a stuffie and build a bear :) that was pretty special!
The rest of our visit has been filled with bbq's, campfires, and playing with water to keep cool.
Oh, and Sadie celebrated her 6 week mark by going swimming for the first time tonight! After a day of full on sweating, it was the perfect way to end the day :)
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