The answer, unfortunately, was no.
This year's birthday was quite a bit smaller in scale [excluding presents. We're considering renting our neighbor's house for extra storage]. The reason for this, if you really care to know, was the Army. Good ol' National Guard decided to schedule their weekend right over Kiddo's birthday and there was nothing to be done about it. Not that I'm complaining. I get what doing the Guard means when it comes to your weekends - you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.
So we stuck to a day of at home fun with Mimi and Papa [who flew in for the occasion], and an evening of presents and yummy cake when the Hubby returned home from duty.
But, luckily for you, a cake was still made [!] and a whole bunch of cute pictures are here to go along with it.
Not all great days begin great...
But a little breakfast pick-me-up will do the trick!
Then on to play...
And more play.
Kiddo helped decorate her cake [and by decorate, I mean eat].
For this year's cake I wanted simple, but cute.
Decorating with rainbow M&M's for a child who's learning colors was, actually,
a better idea than I expected.
Expecting her to understand blowing out candles, however, was not so good. [I spared you the pictures of her bawling, but she lost it as soon as we starting singing.]
So we figured out that the way to salvage the situation was a little practice with her Dada.
Which in the end, made all the difference in the world.