Today is my stepdaughter's 7th birthday, and we are having cake and ice cream for her. I remember when I first met my husband two years ago and she had just turned 5. This goes along with my Blog about they grow up so fast. She has really changed, but came out of her shell. She use to be pretty shy and timid, but now she is pretty talkative and not afraid to speak her mind! Must get it from her step mom ;)... I think the hardest thing EVER is blending families! It's been two years since we've been together, and one year since we married and it's STILL tough. We get the hang of it a little more every day. Just got to keep your head in the game. So it's important to be as one, especially for birthdays...
It's funny because my mother in law called me the other day and asked if I wanted her to make her a cake. I told her no, we always buy our kids cakes so we will do it for her this year. Last year was her first year with having a birthday party with us, so we made it a big deal! Her aunt made a candy land cake for her. Yes, her aunt is VERY talented. Yes, I said first birthday because when I first met my husband, his daughter's mom wasn't very nice and hardly let him see her. So we took her to court and got our every other weekend, holiday's, stuff like that.
So this year I went to buy her a cake, and oh my goodness!! They are sooo expensive!!! I've never really noticed it before! I guess because I never thought of making one, I don't know why. My kids always got store bought, as I did as a kid. Dang, I almost made one but was determined to have a store bought one at the time I talked to my mother in law, I couldn't bring myself to make one. I didn't want to hurt her feelings, but I've been kicking myself ever since I bought it! I won't tell my mother in law that though, Ha ha!
We are trying to do it the cheap route this year, since we don't have much funds, so I bought plain balloon's and I'm going to write "Happy Birthday" on them with a magic marker. Hey it works! I really hope she has a good birthday with us again, and I hope she gets all she deserves... Happy Birthday Kiddo!!!
Oh, and let me know if who ever reads this wants to comment, and it won't let them. It let me comment fine on my own... Ummm!