April 17th was the day our Gabriella turned 7 - can you believe it? I can't. She's such a young lady, mature and intelligent beyond her years, yet how can she truly be seven already?
Her celebration was small, just our family and Grandma Marilyn present, but the b-day girl was not picky. We whipped out the good old cupcake stand and vegan cupcake cookbook again and set to work. Chocolate Mint Cupcakes were the selection made, so I made a batch of them, as well as a batch substituting carob for all the chocolate in both the mix and frosting - both of them turned out scrumptiously yummy and I marked another successful recipe in the newly beloved cookbook.
Gabriella enjoyed her gifts: clothes from Grandma, and some books, hair items, watch, and felt coloring poster from the family. She also go to select a figurine, horse and fairy for the ongoing collection here of knights, castles and figures she and her siblings play with.
I look at her and still cannot believe she is already 7, but then there are many days I am amazed she is only 7 .... go figure!