I wanted to share a couple videos that I didn't quite fit into yesterday's birthday post. We celebrated Lauren's birthday with a simple, fun family day: an afternoon at the park followed by pizza and cupcakes at home. The weather was so especially gorgeous that we enjoyed dinner outside on our deck.
The boys made birthday cards for Lauren and presented them to her while I ran inside to get the cupcakes and candle. Matt recorded them giving her their cards, and I'm so glad he did. You'll note Evan has less conventional ideas about birthday-card-giving.
And here's the uncut version of our official rendition of "Happy Birthday to You." (We posted a clip earlier at Flickr but since it was so big we uploaded the full video at YouTube.) I think over the last couple days, she's heard it forty times, mostly from her brothers. Again, Evan offers entertainment by assuming that we're going to sing happy birthday to him next. In just a couple weeks we will, gathered with much of my side of the family in Louisiana, no less! Enjoy!