Later, they all came to our house for a pizza dinner - and to celebrate, belatedly, Lauren's 7th birthday. The kids ate - and then ran upstairs taking turns "running" "2 miles" on our elliptical machine! We actually had to lure them back downstairs for the much anticipated frozen oreo dessert! We lit birthday candles, sang "happy birthday" and watched Lauren blow them out - and dug in! Yum.
The kids scarffed what they wanted - and went back to the elliptical... If only the adults were that anxious to exercise! Instead, we ate what the kids didn't want of their desserts...
Anyway, so here's 10 things I am thankful for about Lauren:
1. The twinkle in her eye.
2. Her giggle.
3. Her stubbornness. Ha!
4. Her willingness to try new things.
5. She's very smart.
6. She gives good hugs.
7. She's creative.
8. She likes to play (nicely) with our dog.
9. She likes games and "I Spy" books.
10. She used to let me read to her when she was little.
Happy Late Birthday, Lauren - We love you!