Once again, my pictures got all jumbled up while downloading.
Lauren requested chocolate chip pancakes for her actual "birthday". Kyle was out of town in the morning but joined us later that night.
Not only a "4" pancake but also dark chocolate almond milk in a wine glass!
Talking on the phone for her birthday calls.
Supper was also her request: cut up hot dogs, cheesy garlic bread, cantaloupe, and carrots. Before this decision, she told everyone she wanted "Supper Cake" which was meat on the bottom, then vegetables, and topped with onions and garlic bread crumbs. I was all excited to experiment with a Shepherd's Pie and then she changed her mind...
Kyle got home that night and we presented her with her birthday present.
A GATOR!! Pictures later.
Labor Day weekend was comprised of our annual family 5K. I think we figured out Amanda and I have ran the whole 4 years of Lauren's life.
The Rouse tradition continues with all our medals! We were all in the same age group: 1. Amanda, 2. Erin, 3. Me
Lauren's family Iowa party was Golden-themed for her Golden Birthday. Golden Graham Cupcakes
The Golden Spread
Goldfish, Golden Raisins, Golden Oreos, Golden Jello
The Golden theme was not complete without some jewels! Aunt Erin hooked us up with some geodes (the Iowa rock) to smash open.
Miles crashed the party....with Chicken Pox!
It was a very mild case and we are glad he has now been exposed and done with it!