Michael carefully remade an end table into a stove for Laura's gift.
Isn't it adorable!? We found the idea on Pinterest of course! You can find the link here.
We hid cookies inside the stove as a surprise. Laura had mentioned "cookies" when we asked her about her birthday.
She was so excited about her cookies that she ate 5 for breakfast.
You can see how happy she is!
I made her a little apron to go with the stove and various family members and friends added appropriate gifts. Laura knew exactly what to do with her gifts.
I managed to get a picture with my birthday girl. She is too precious!
The kids finished building their dinosaur and added a birthday sign for Laura.
The Bible study kids came over to celebrate on Saturday.
Laura now knows what presents are for and she's happy to receive them.
Rachel is happy to be the big sister.
Family came to celebrate on Friday night. We had lots of yummy cupcakes.
Laura enjoyed trying to blow out her candles.
This shot gives you a peek into the "cousin relationship". I love watching them -- they remind me of me and my cousin when we were little. Best of friends, worst of enemies.
Eating cake is always fun, especially when you can lick the icing off first.
Another gathering around the table:
Auntie C made a beautiful doll for Laura.
Isn't she gorgeous!!!! (The pattern is from Ysolda's Whimsical Little Knits Book 1)
More gifts to go with the stove!
John is going to have fun too........
Spending time with Grandma is always a treat!