Since Ginger's birthday fell on a Sunday, we were able to enjoy it in a leisurely way as a whole family. Kinda nice. Ginger did a lot of reading and listening to music-- two of her favorite pastimes. I hope she found her birthday as relaxing and enjoyable as I'd hoped for her.
She actually let Pen curl her hair, but aborted the mascara attempt after one eye. You can only tell if you really look. I think she was just happy to be doing something with her sister. Edith got in on the action, too, when it came time to paint nails. Fun with sisters is the best. Doesn't Ginger look beautiful?
After dinner we gave Ginger a chance to open her gifts. She got a pair of shoes and 3 books. Just about perfect, I'd say.
Ginger's cake of choice was a big hit with everyone. I made my go-to chocolate cake and frosted it with stabilized vanilla bean whipping cream, with a little dark chocolate grated on top.
It really was such a great day, I think. I sure hope Ginger thinks so, too. Happy Birthday, Ginger! We love you!