Little miss Maia is three now.
I made cupcakes with pink icing per the birthday girl's request. The cupcakes had apples, applesauce, and walnuts and were super moist and tasty (and quasi healthy). I got the recipe here. The icing is just cream cheese with a little milk and powdered sugar. I think we'll make these again this fall after going apple picking -- skipping the pink tint and sprinkles. Yum.
We combined a low key birthday celebration with our last art group meeting. The kids painted with shaving cream and paint and loved it of course. Our whole house smells like shaving cream now. One father (who shall remain unnamed) took it upon himself to show the kids how shaving cream is really used. Needless to say, we had to wash shaving cream and paint off of several faces and necks later. :)
And yes, this was the last meeting. We've been meeting for two years now and I have loved this group. Loved the kids, the mamas, the art, everything (well, everything but the clean up). But this is a time of change for our family on many fronts. Maia is starting preschool this fall two mornings a week -- a completely last minute decision (a week ago!!) but a good one, I think, for all of us. Today is her first day and we are all excited and a little nervous at the same time. Wish us well!