we had a small pre-party for lauren with just the 4 of us. joel took her to breakfast at ihop (they gave her an ice cream sundae when the server found out it was her birthday. it's not everyday you get to eat ice cream for breakfast!) and then later on in the day we opened presents.
after the party guests arrived, we started the afternoon with crafts.
even though it was a little chilly outside, we bundled everyone up and headed outside to have some fun with bubbles.
lauren received so many wonderful gifts from her friends.
bring on the cake!
lauren and her party guests. i'm so thankful for all the sweet little ladies in her life. happy birthday, lauren!!