The kids, happily anticipating cake!
Yes, Emma is wearing a swimsuit, backwards. Just be glad you're not seeing a picture of her from the other direction.
Ella's first birthday cake from Mommy is, as per Mommy's usual, extremely ugly and very tasty. I let Anna ice it, and then Luke was kind enough to run his fingers around the edges to clean it up for us.
Ella didn't quite know what to make of the candles...she kept trying to touch them. Ouch! She did, however, know what to do with the cake itself. Ella loves cake and ice cream! My kind o' gal!