Although it was a bit out of our way from Memphis, we couldn't leave the South without paying one last visit to my sister in Louisiana. We will be sad to not get to see them as often any more, and I know the kids will miss getting to pretend to be country folks.
We did the usual activities that we do at Aunt Andrea's. We hit up the water park.
Ella and Alex love that place. Alex went down that slide soooo many times. The kids also did their regular horse rides while we were there.
They were grins from ear to ear the whole time.
I really do think they would choose to go live with Andrea and her horses if I gave them the choice.
But I know the true reason we were invited to spend some time in Louisiana. It was to conveniently have me in town for a birthday party. And since I was already there, gee, do you think you could make a cake? I see how it is. But I don't mind being used. Especially when I get to make a fun cake.
My nephew was having a cowboy birthday party. And here is the cake I made:
Pretty cool, huh? My favorite parts were the sheriff stars and fringe.
This was such a fun cake to make and surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. The party was really fun too. Andrea had come up with all sorts of fun cowboy themed games. The kids looked for candy in the haystack, pop the rattlesnake balloons, watergun shoot offs, and cow roping. Though I think only the men played the last one.
Anton took advantage of the wide open spaces during the part to give Alex some flying lessons.
So between the partying and all the fun hanging out, we had an awesome time. It will be sad to only see them on occasional holidays from here on out. But maybe we can convince them to come and visit us sometime soon! We'll miss you Andrea!