I decided to really go crazy and make some gluten-free mini-cupcakes. And I have to say, I restored my faith in my ability to cook (because Griffin's birthday cake was not up to my satisfaction).
Gluten-free chocolate mini-cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting (gah, that's a mouthful).
(Someone gave me the nicest compliment: she said they didn't taste gluten-free.)
The party started with all the kids running through the house screaming at the top of their lungs. Then I convinced them to do an art project...
Pay special attention: the alien is on the rocket.
Every birthday must have legos.
Then it was time for treats...
This is the only photo of Darwin and his candles. But the effect is rather cool, yes?
Mandatory family photo. Love how the birthday boy is not looking and flashing his belly. Thanks.
Darwin couldn't have any mini-cupcakes (damn you eggs and dairy allergies!), so he had sorbet instead. Mmmmm...
Gee, I don't know. Do you think he had a good time?
Darwin's birthday is Thursday and he'll officially be two years old (and no longer a baby).
(No longer a baby? Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)