We planned a small party for her. Then we realized it was going to rain the day of her party. We decided to have the party anyway, partly because we had guests from out of the country staying with us, waiting for Lisa's party. Partly because it was her birthday & I'd already ordered food & balloons.
So, the two days before her birthday I started baking cakes for her small party. Yes, many cakes for one small party... because she had seen a picture of a stacked rainbow cake & asked for one. So, I made her a rainbow cake. Also, it had to be done two days before because the DAY before her party, I had to decorate the cake. Of all the themes she could have picked for her party, she chose the one theme with practically nothing available to buy party wise. Club Penguin. You can't get a CP cake (well, one place said they'd do it, but it was the same price as a wedding cake). I couldn't even find any little plastic Club Penguin figurines. We had a bunch of them once upon a time, but they must have gotten lost in one of our moves. I don't remember ever seeing them in this house. Someone told me about a cool frosting technique I could try. I meant to practice, but I never got around to it. I think I ended up doing a decent job anyway. Lisa loved her cake, and that's what matters.
A few of our friends were able to make it to the party, despite the rain. Then the rain stopped and the kids got to run around outside for a while, anyway It was a pretty good day. I'm glad she asked for a party, because the past couple of years she'd had family trips to San Diego for her birthday (one to San Diego Zoo, where we spent a long time watching the pandas, one to Sea World).
Now, get ready for a bunch of party pictures.