I love that we could savor each moment, and really soak up Miss C.'s excitement about her special day.
Miss C. requested a butterfly theme with pink cupcakes. I always enjoy making birthday cakes, and these little gems were no exception. I found a buttermilk cake recipe (I love cakes made with buttermilk) and piped the homemade butter cream frosting on with a Ziplock bag. No fancy pastry bags needed!
And her big birthday wish was a pair of roller skates. Watching her learning to skate reminds me so much of my own girlhood. I had my own roller skates too. They were white with orange laces and wheels... to match the awesome Garfield the Cat patch on the side. Really, does it get any more '80s than that?
I'm so proud of the girl she is growing into. She's kind. Loving. Considerate. Funny. Joyful. Smart.
And she's confident.
I'm in love with the birthday outfit she chose: purple floral shirt, red plaid skirt and pink sandals (the beautiful apron is a birthday gift made for Miss C. by my mom). Her self-confidence really shines through with this outfit, and I love that she doesn't have a shred of doubt about herself.
Oh, and check out the birthday button she asked me to make the night before her big day... because what if someone didn't know she was six?