Right after Lauren’s 6th birthday party, Jackie, Jennifer, Lauren, Avery, and I went to the American Girl store in Dallas. Lauren has been saving her money for the new girl, Grace, and with people knowing that she wanted Grace, she also received gift money to use to purchase this doll.
Two excited girls!
Here are some photos from the shopping experience.
Lauren and Avery walking to the store
Giving Grace a hug in the box
Paying for Grace with cash
Satisfied American Girl customer
The “big 6th birthday”
On Saturday, January 31st, Lauren had her 6th birthday party, which was a week plus ahead of her actual birthday. With everyone’s schedule the way it was, this date was a good time to have her party, and what a party it was.
The theme for the party was art, and the guests had a chance to paint whatever they wanted on a blank canvas. All in all, this was a fun party and the kids had a great time without making too much of a mess.
Before the party started, I got Lauren to pose for me. Here are several of those photos. They are just stunning.
Lauren clowning around
Lauren looking at presents
Lauren at the table
Jack at the party
“Happy Birthday to Lauren”
Lauren just loves tea parties, and as her grandfather, I get the chance to participate in these quite often. In the fall of 2014, Jennifer, Lauren, Jackie, and I went to a restaurant in Plano to have a tea party one Saturday morning.
I am posting photos from this event, most of which are us just hamming it up. These parties allow all of us to have some semblance of formality, but most important, some time together for all of us to act both grown up and childlike at the same time.
More tea parties will be in the future, and I am happy to be invited to each one of them.
Lauren telling Jennifer something
Lauren very excited about the tea party
Jennifer and Lauren
The food arrives
Jennifer and Lauren spying the food
Jeff, Lauren, and Jackie
Face off between Lauren and Papa J
Big kisses after the tea party
Lauren and Papa J
Big hugs for Mama J
Laughs for all