Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Laurel!

Laurel's 4th was celebrated with a picnic and games a the park.  It was a hot, hot day.  But that was probably the only bummer - everything else was great and the kids had a lot of fun!  We picked a local park that has a playground and picnic benches.  We had aimed for the pavilion, but this particular park didn't allow reservations and I think the person that took over the pavilion showed up at dawn or something!  


Laurel's friends - Ryder, Delaney, Lauren, Kalia, Aidan, and cousins Sierra and Amber were there.  So was family and parents.  We made picnic food - chicken and tuna salad, fruit salad, veggies, chips, etc.  The kids played on the playground and we took mini breaks for games.  The party was strawberry shortcake themed - Laurel wore her favorite strawberry dress:).  

I made strawberry cake pops and a cake to look like strawberry shortcake's house.  Overkill to have so much in the end - i even made strawberry shortcake cups with shortcake from scratch, for the adults.  But I enjoyed planning it and making all of the details:).  Laurel was thrilled to have all of her little friends around.  It was a great day!

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