Adam, Laura, and Baby Ruth came in town for a really short visit yesterday.
We decided it would be the best to have a little party for Elle so she could have her family and her best friend, Ruth, there. (We arranged our children’s best friends. :D) We would have LOVED to have all her family and friends together to celebrate but it just isn’t possible living away. And since Adam and Laura were only in town for a 2 nights we decided to keep the guest list minimal or nonexsistant rather to be able to enjoy the short time we have with them.
Elle had a great time!! It was nice and intimate.
Mike said the cake was charming! I’m not sure if that is a nice name for ugly or not. But I’ll take it. I’m a cook. Not much of a cake decorator or a baker. But I try for my kid’s birthdays. Unfortunately, I should have followed my rule of thumb and not tried a new cake recipe. The cake was horrible! The buttercream icing was delicious, though. At least, I saved some calories for the week not having a cake made with 8 sticks of butter sitting around! It was a double recipe but still 2 sticks of butter seemed like a lot for a cake recipe! I should have known.
The top layer was Elle’s smash cake. Here she is digging in.
Well, we are teaching Elle early that birthdays last a month. I think we are finished celebrating now. 🙂 It was a great month starting with a celebration with Grammy and Granddad and now finishing up with a little party.