To stick with the tradition, we started Elliott's birthday by surprising him with a bunch of balloons in some garbage bags and dumped them out over his head. He loves it! Later he opened a few presents from us - all of which he is wearing in a picture above (a backpack, new shoes and big boy underwear!)
He also got a new horsey shirt! It's about time I got around to making him a new one. You can see his other shirt here, and what happened to it here. It's also the same horse shape as his party invitations.

It was a pretty fun day. He played with friends, got lots of calls from loved ones wishing him a happy birthday, and of course, had some cake!

And yes, he is blowing on a mini cupcake, not his sippy cup :)