On Saturday November 17th, Lauren had her first "friends" birthday party. She is now five years old, which all the sudden seems so old to me. She chose to have a Little Mermaid party--her new passion. The whole time we were decorating she kept saying, "This is going to be the best birthday party ever!" We had about 7 little girls here and they enjoyed decorating crowns, playing pin the flower on Ariel, and having a dance party to "Under the Sea". Grant was the honorary boy at the party and didn't seemed to mind a bit. He just jumped right in and joined the girls in all the activities. As for Ella, she loved watching the girls dance all around the room, and she loved all the balloons and crepe paper. The party turned out very well. The kids seemed to have a great time.