We had dinner and cake with Keith's parents to celebrate, and Elliott was so serious about the whole thing.
He was mesmerized by his pop-pop's deep voice when we all sang "Happy Birthday."
Elliott was completely perplexed by a big chunk of cake...
...and wouldn't eat it until it was cut in bite-sized pieces. Then he devoured it.
Then came a few presents to open.
He mostly just wanted to walk around with them still wrapped.
Good thing he has a big brother to help.
Now he's got the idea!
It was a nice evening and it always wonderful when birthdays can be shared with family!
As for the cake, it had to be egg and milk-free, and actually turned out quite well. (You can find the recipe here.) Since icing made out of shortening didn't sound very appealing, I just decorated it with some powdered sugar. I made some train shapes by tracing cookie cutters and cutting them out of paper, but I think I was the only one who knew what was going on. And we reused Colter's "1" candle to top it off.