Friday is the girls' birthday. We are taking them to Great Wolf Lodge Thursday night (Friday is their normal non-school Friday). And because we are taking them there we weren't going to do a party, but of course they really wanted one, almost bad enough to forego GWL, so we compromised by having a simple slumber party (pizza, cake, popcorn and a movie, done. No decorations or games or anything). That will be Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the girls were on mid-winter break last week so on Thursday I took them up to MV to visit my mom, and on the way back I took them to Build-a-Bear Workshop. My dad and stepmom are down in Arizona and sent money for me to shop for them (so much easier than shipping something) so Build-a-Bear was their present from Grandma and Grandpa. Olivia got Hello Kitty and Kayley got My Little Pony's Twilight Sparkle. Super cute.
On Saturday the in-laws came over for dinner. I baked a simple cherry chip cake (from a mix) and decorated it with some Hello Kitty stuff we already had.
On Thursday, since they don't have school this Friday, they will have a little party in class so I'm bringing cupcakes, then I have to bake another cake for their slumber party on Saturday. I feel like Elaine Benes with all her office party cakes. Except I LOVE cake, it's my favorite food in the whole world (more specifically, buttercream frosting), so I don't really care, except it doesn't really go too well with my weight loss efforts. Sigh.
Yesterday we took the girls sledding. We all had a blast.