The big finale of the birthday was presents and cake, of course! Emme has come a long way in figuring out how to get those gifts open! We put in some time at ‘paper-tearing’ camp this summer and all of those ripped-up magazines were worth it! I plan on spending more time practicing cake decorating because even after making the 3rd cake of the birthday season, the vision didn’t quite come through. I blame all of those cake-baking reality shows that make it look so easy! Even though it looked amateur, Emerson was thrilled to get cake, frosting, strawberries and blueberries all in one shot!