Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sophie's Cooking Party

I have not blogged for a while - sorry. I got sucked into the Twilight books and reread them this week as it has been ridiculously cold here and all I've wanted to do is wear my flannel Christmas pajamas and snuggle under a quilt with a book.

Sophie decided to have a cooking party for her 6th birthday. She invited all of her closest friends to come over to cook and have fun!

We started by giving everyone an apron and chefs hat and sitting them down to make pizzas. They rolled their own dough and then added sauce and their choice of toppings.

As they baked, we took turns making "smoothies" in the blender.

After they ate their pizzas, we had a cookie time. One group rolled and baked sugar cookies with Koo
while another group helped me make oatmeal cookies.
Some of the boys lost interest and gravitated toward the train set.

Some of the other boys decided to play games the entire time (except to take breaks for eating!)

Speaking of eating, Koo made Sophie's cake for her. Sophie drew a picture of exactly what she wanted: a four tiered white cake with pink icing on the edges, with princesses all over the cake and a big heart and a crown on the top. I am still trying to find her photo, but Koo did an amazing job in making her wish come true.
Sophie had a wonderful time and is already planning her birthday for next year!


  1. I love the cake! Did Kirsten take a cake decorating class ever?
    How fun to have cousins close by. I wish Greg had that (he'll be too far apart from our kids whenever we decide to have them). I hope the boys enjoyed the cooking. What a great idea for a party! I haven't seen that before.
    And I've got a way late card in the mail for Sophie.

  2. That just may be the cutest birthday cake ever! And what a great idea for a party - I wish I could have been there - it really looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Happy 6th Birthday, Sophie!

  3. kudos on that fabulous cake! what a fun party.

    how was northanger abbey? i had to go visiting teaching and recorded amazing race but wasn't able to record both.

  4. What a great idea for a kids birthday party. I would never have thought of it.
    The cake looks just wonderful!!! Koo should be a professional.

  5. You guys make me feel completely inadequate! Where do you find the time or energy?! It looked like so much fun and the cake is amazing!