Anna and Josie’s 7th Birthday

It’s hard to believe how fast seven years can fly.  Seven years ago, we were blessed with our sweet little girls. (For more on Our Story click here)  Anna is full of joy, courage and creativity.  Josie is caring, helpful and full of sweetness.  Before we had kids, I use to wish that if we ever had little girls, that they would be best friends and be sweet to each other.  I’m so thankful that they love each other dearly and really are best friends. 
I know the photo below is a little blurry, but I just had to post it.  Look at how Anna is trying to blow out her candle while trying to watch Josie blow out hers.   A Pinterest photo inspired me to make these little Birthday PanCakes for their breakfast.  I used “Babycakes Cover’s The Classics” (by Erin McKenna) waffle recipe for pancakes.  I realize that might sound funny, to use the waffle recipe but I have to say, that was one of my favorite whoopsie daisies in the kitchen.  I was a little distracted making waffles once and ended up pouring the waffles into pancakes instead.  If you don’t have her cookbooks yet, you should really order them.  They are gluten-free and vegan.  Erin McKenna inspires me.  
Back to the pancakes…I made several small pancakes to stack.  Then, I stirred up a little frosting with some powdered sugar, a little milk, a little vanilla and a couple drops of natural red food coloring.  My girls loved their little “cakes.”

Are you one that likes a little pie with your whipped cream?  Or maybe a little cake with your whipped cream?  If so, you are in good company here.  Our girl’s birthday cake is frosted with homemade whipped cream.  This Tres Leche Cake gets a lot of Mmmm’s (AKA Yummm!!)  The two little hearts with inititals on top, are the new jumbo heart shaped marshmallows out for Valentine’s Day.

A few more birthday photos…

Singing Happy Birthday to each other.
Anna and Josie were so excited to give each other their presents.  They asked if they give them to each other before opening their other presents.