Monday, July 02, 2007

Birthday Girl

Our little Lauren turned 1 today...amazing! We had a fun birthday dinner with family friends on Friday, and then had a small party this evening with cupcakes, strawberries and peach-raspberry cobbler. She had a great day and we're so proud of her. She crawls fast, stands for a few moments without support, cruises all around, waves, claps, kisses, and says mama, dada, ge ge (older brother in Mandarin), kitty, thank you, uh oh, and hi. She has more energy than we can even explain. We are so lucky to get to be her parents and watch her grow up! Lots of love to Lauren's birthmom today, as this must have been such a difficult day for her.

Checking out the frosting...

Post-cupcake face. Standing in her highchair is one of Lauren's favorite things to do. We actually just switched her to Aidan's old booster so she can sit at the table with us and be strapped in.

Our adorable neighbor Grace with the birthday girl.

Lauren giving me one of her famous open-mouth smooches.

Another favorite pasttime--handing things to people. Here she is giving Ryan her binky. If you are holding her, she will often just pop her drooly binky right in your mouth.


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy 1st Birthday Ling Ling!

We love you!

Hugs and drooly kisses,
The Shrivers

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

How generous that she shares who binky with anyone whom she thinks may need it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lauren!!! Can't wait to meet you next month!! And also see your ge ge!
Love Karen, Kevin, Quinn & Logan!!!

marina said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! You are so cute - the perfect baby girl!

I-Chwen said...

Hmm, standing in her high chair.. I wonder when will she try to crawl out of her crib? :-)

What a precious girl!!

Bethany said...

Lauren your friend Violet wishes you a Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

Sherry said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cutie! I dont care how disgusting open-mouth-smooches are... they are the best!

taiwanbaby said...

happy birthday!!! what a great day it looks like you guys had.

mp said...

amy, ryan, aiden, and beautiful new lauren,
i am so happy to see your blog! you guys all look so great and happy and beautiful.
i am back in santa cruz for a spell and it is lovely to be with the family and the gorgeous space that is the commune.
i would love to see you guys soon....we must arrange a visit! (either you to here or us to there!!)
i hope all is well. give your babies and your momma a kiss for me.
much love.
oh, and happy bday lauren!

Ann said...

Happy Happy birthday!! She looks like she enjoyed the cake.

David and Janalee said...

Happy (LATE)First Birthday! You are such a sweet little thing. Your birthday pictures are darling and it looks like you enjoyed every minute. Tell your momma hello for us.
Maya (Chung Yi Aug 2006)and

Lucia, Adam, Noah and Camille said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren!I hope all of your birthday wishes come true and that this next year will be filled with fun and adventure as you head into toddlerhood! Looks like it was a great day for all of you. Amy, I "tagged" you. Go to my blog to get more details.