We had a quiet birthday party with just two people that came over. I just haven't met her friends parents and I wasn't quite ready to have a giant party at my house for her. We deffiently missed being with family for her birthday. But I made her an awesome cake and she requested strawberry cake. I tried to make it as special as possible since we weren't in Oregon to celebrate with my parents. I made a banner out of leftover wrapping paper so when she got home she was surprised, and she had to walk through all those balloons.
So with Natalias saved birthday money from Grandmas she decided it was time for a new pet. His name is Snowflake and he likes to squack alot but doesn't like to be held. He is perfectly content in his cage and I have decided to give up on trying to make him a nice bird. He bites hard. The girls are really good about keeping the door shut so Boots the cat can't get to him. We have had two instances where the cage is on the ground but Boots has quickly learned to stay out but we aren't taking any chances.
This was Natalias cake. It was an artist cake if you can't tell. I tried it was hard and it was stressful. Originally I was going to cover it in fondant. Well humidity and me are not friends in that department. It's going to take some practice. Those are paintbrushes and pencils if you were wondering. Natalia thought it was pretty cool that's all that matters.