I mentioned in a post last week that Leah is really into making cupcakes lately. Her dream right now is to one day open a bakery with her sister and produce all sorts of tasty treats. Over this weekend, Leah decided that she wanted to make cupcakes to take to her class to say, "Thank you for being my friend this year." She recruited Hannah who happily agreed to the idea. I thought it was so sweet that I couldn't not help them hatch their thoughtful plan. So yesterday afternoon we went about making strawberry cupcakes with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting. The girls took charge of everything. I simply provided the supplies and the supervision. And the aprons. More than anything, they loved decorating the cupcakes with a brightly colored array of sprinkles. They looked great.
The finished cupcakes
Busy at work
This afternoon Lucas and I were working in the front flowerbed planting some new annuals I just picked up today when Leah and Hannah came skipping down the sidewalk after school. I asked them, "How did the cupcakes go over?" They were all smiles as they told me the story of how their teacher had them come to the front of the room to explain why they brought the cupcakes, and how the whole class cheered when they passed them out. It was nothing short of a major hit. They were thrilled.
I sure love these girls and their tender, thoughtful hearts!