We had a pretty fun weekend 🙂 The kids went to pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at church. I LOVE OCC! And I love even more that the church is including the youth to partake in giving to other children all over the world. The kids had a great time serving and loving from afar!
We also had my daughter’s birthday. I am not sure if I have ever seen her so excited! She loved every single second of her day and went to sleep happily engrossed in one of several books she received for her special day. This is her cake:
I love how frosting can cover up fondant mistakes. I did run out of frosting, so had to improvise on the back.
I stayed away from the yellow dye of the cake, but was cursed by the crescent rolls! I never even checked the ingredients on those! I am currently an itchy mess. 😉
Also found out that vanilla may come from a certain place on a beaver…gross! (Thanks a lot source of info…you know who you are. 😉 ) http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/01/beaver-butts-emit-goo-used-for-vanilla-flavoring/
I am choosing to forget that piece of knowledge and hope beyond hope that most still use the good old vanilla bean in making vanilla extract.
My daughter’s friend party is in just a couple days…time to start preparing.