|She had a fishing lesson from Daddy-O and she caught three fish this year.|
|She baked a pineapple angel food cake all by herself to take to favorite cousins.|
|She baked and decorated cookies. With LOTS of sprinkles and icing.|
|She learned how to cut flowers for a table centerpiece. Long stems are the secret.|
|The cookies and flowers looked so pretty that she decided we should have a party.|
|Daddy-O was guest of honor at the dinner party.|
|She painted a mask for his special gift.|
|We had a girls lunch out one day and stopped by the town fountain to make a wish.|
|By now she was a expert at cutting flowers.|
|This time we made vases and delivered them to special friends.|
|She did a little "basement archeology" to check out the old Happy Meal prizes.|
|This summer she could use the mixer by herself.|
|She is a fan of TV cooking shows and has mad kitchen skills for a 6-year-old.|
|Blueberry Banana Muffins (recipe coming soon)|
The photos just are only a few of the things we did. We didn't have much of a formal plan for Mimi Camp this year because of all the coming and going that preceded our week together. This might have worked out even better.
Our cookie baking session evolved into the high point of our camp—a surprise "formal" dinner in the dining room for Daddy-O. (I had only planned to bake cookies.) Tablecloth, fine china, silver tray for the sandwiches, and fresh flowers for a centerpiece. We dressed for dinner and chose Yo-Yo Ma for our music. The menu was ham sandwiches cut in triangles (so they will be fancy,) sliced cucumbers and grapes.
I would have never thought to plan this as an activity. But it was the single best thing of the week. The next morning, Little Sister looked at Daddy-O and told him, "That was the best party last night." She was right. It might have been the best party in the history of parties.