We had to be at church early, but we took a few minutes in the morning to quickly take some family pictures, since we were all dressed so nicely (yes, I planned our outfits :P). I think they turned out pretty nice, considering we were just using the self-timer!
After church we went to Montana's for lunch, just the four of us. Emmett was NOT a fan of the big moose ears, but he did enjoy his ice cream cone (which Annika very nicely shared with him - they were actually her dessert, but she gave him one as a birthday present!).
After lunch we went home for a quick nap, and I got things ready for the party. We invited a bunch of our friends and family over for a "come and go" party, from 3:00 - 5:00. It was pretty low-key, but I was still pretty busy getting everything ready, since we had been out late (for us!) the night before for Carey's work Christmas party. But everything got done, and we had a lovely afternoon. The theme of the party was "Lego"- one of Emmett's favorite toys.
I bought a plastic mold in the shape of Lego blocks, so I made chocolate Legos to top the cupcakes and as treats for the guests to take home afterwards, and I also used it to make Lego ice cubes for the punch!
I made cupcakes because I find them easier than doing a cake, and because I thought it would be better suited for our "come and go" party (that way guests that had to leave early could take one home). The other food was pretty simple - M&M's (yes, I sorted them by color - did you know that there are significantly fewer red M&M's than the other colors??), Lego-shaped candies, cheese & crackers, chips & dip, and fruit. I also made some cranberry apple cider in my crock pot.
The decorations were also very simple, but I was quite proud of this Lego "happy birthday" banner that I made (I had to hand-color the yellow outline around each letter before cutting them out). If anyone is planning a Lego birthday in the near future and would like to have it, please let me know! It seems like a shame to just throw it away (please forgive the poor picture, it was hard to take a picture with so much light in the background).
Emmett had a great time at the party - I don't think he totally understood what a "birthday" is, but he enjoyed opening presents, eating yummy food and being with friends. Thanks so much to everyone who came out!