We are so blessed at this church with wonderful families and also with friends who pastor a local church that have taken an interest in Lauren, they say it's because they have sons who are grown and now away at college and Lauren gives them a chance to buy " girl things". They sent a package for Lauren with some Christmas items with one of our church members and today when we got there they said " We have some things for Lauren in the car and we'll put them in your van after service. Well, what they had for her was this. A Dora Talking Kitchen
Pink Fuzzy Crocs
How blessed our girls are with people that love them that aren't even related to them :) Thanks Ron, Faye, Don, Dianne. We appreciate the gifts.
on Christmas eve and eat ice cream. :) We also went back to Busch Gardens and she loved it there. We all had a great trip and loved seeing family again. Her bounty of gifts this year, we need a bigger house Her party with family A Dora cake of course Lauren, Heather and Kim At Busch Gardens with her "Dudley" cousins
to see family. Our family at the top of the mountain, Atlanta is in the background This pic is a little dark but lauren was catching bubbles Lauren and the Snow Angel Stone mountain at night is really beautiful :)
We had our weekly playdate today with Lauren's best bud Noah. These 2 have the neatest and sweetest relationship, they are such great friends already. Soon there will be another playmate when Noah's new brother Jeremiah comes home from Taiwan next month :)
They said we had approx 6000 people attend this year and it was great. Waiting for the parade to start They are throwing candy at me, too cool Floats, marching bands, and more She fell asleep holding this sucker and would not let it go :)
Lauren is getting so big or at least it seems that way, she is really doing well with manners now such as please, thank you, your welcome and bless you if you sneeze. She is also very loving and cuddly and loves to sit and be held and read to which is neat. she is getting to be really funny also and will carry on a conversation with us now and that makes us laugh considering a few months ago she wasn't talking at all. She will repeat anything she hears, I took her Christmas shopping with me on Friday and she came home and told daddy everything we bought and who it was for :) Thank goodness none of it was his. She still refuses to go to the potty though and will not wear big girl panties at all, even Dora ones. Not sure what the issue is with that but apparently she is not ready.