When we returned from vacation, Kaleigh had a birthday party with her Atlanta family. We went to a restaurant for dinner and presents. I surprised Kaleigh with a shiitake mushroom log. Ashley recorded her opening a log, as it was quite humorous. Once she found out what it was, she was excited but prior to that she was a little upset and confused about opening a log on her 7th birthday.
The following day, Kaleigh got to have a birthday party with her friends at the movie theater. They had a great time but it was a ton of work for Ashley and I. We could have used another adult, we were in over our heads a bit.
Kaleigh is not a big fan of icing so she asked me to make a cookie cake. I did her one better and made two! I had never made a cookie cake before and it was slightly different than I had expected. I figured it was "use normal cookie recipe, make one bit cookie". Not quite, I had to slightly alter the recipes, grease a pan, etc. They came out great though! They were a big hit at the party. The double chocolate chip was such a big hit that I did not even get to try a slice!