Bear with me... this one has a lot of pictures.
This past week Michelle's daughter Ellie and Mallory celebrated their birthdays! The festivities began with brunch at the Original Pancake House in Portland.
And then we had a little party for Ellie on Saturday. She had a three-tiered, homemade, chocolate cake covered in colored melting wafers for the polka-dot effect.
And then there was a pink almond cake for Mallory who (gasp!) doesn't like chocolate cake.
Ellie didn't quite know how to approach her top tier of cake.
Which she also matched.
And here is the buffet table. We had bruschetta, a tortellini, bacon and broccoli salad, a chicken Caesar salad, a bacon, lettuce and tomato dip, turkey wraps and a raspberry lemonade punch. Everything was very, very delicious.
And here's a peak of the decorations. More about that later.
I put up all my favorite pictures from her first year using clothespins with pretty paper glued on top.
And then, of course, Ellie had to open her presents. She was very polite and read the cards first.