The youngest three are currently obsessed with Pokemon and Leo was absolutely thrilled with his Pikachu cupcakes, designed by Katerina. She drew a cupcake wrap and then made twelve copies. Angela baked Leo's vanilla cupcakes, so all I had to do was make the frosting, frost, and then spray the tops with Wilton's spray food coloring.
He took the birthday song and blowing out the candles very seriously.
These are his birthday books, which he loves! He also received three plush Pokemon, old school wood building blocks, and wood alphabet/word puzzles.
Nadja came home for her birthday dinner and had requested a Texas Chocolate Cake. I use The Pioneer Woman's recipe, which is the absolute best! I use dark Dutch processed cocoa, which accounts for the darker color of my cake. We are a dark chocolate kind of family.
I wandered Hastings Book Store for quite awhile before finding a book I thought Nadja would enjoy. Based on her reaction, I'm pretty sure I made a good choice. Even at 22 she still enjoys mythology and this one looks really promising. She also received a Bagallini tote bag, and a scarf, along with the season ski pass we purchased for her at the beginning of the ski season.