Marta turned two on the 21st, but Royce was gone in Idaho at a job interview, so we celebrated on Saturday when he got back, and she had a lot of fun. It was pretty low key...a special dinner that Marta picked, cake and presents, but she loved it.
She loved how her cake tasted this year...last year I made her a chocolate cake, but we've since learned that she doesn't like chocolate so this year I just made a rainbow chip cake out of the box, and she ate so much and loved it. Sigh. It did make the cake so much easier to make, though, combined with piping buttercream for his fur instead of doing all fondant. (And the fact that the pan is already Elmo shaped.) It only took me maybe an hour to do the entire cake, and compared to at least five or six hours the day of the actual cake making it was nice. :)
I got a couple of pictures of her presents, and then gave up because I wanted to just watch her open her presents.
Emmaline wanted to make Marta a blanket for her birthday.