Lorien turned four on July 19th. That day we spent the evening in Denver with FLI students and friends—hurt ourselves eating at the Cheesecake Factory and watched the Cubs beat the Rockies at Coors Field. It was a fun last outing with Institute students.
Later in the weekend, we celebrated with a family birthday party: burgers, barbeque chicken, salmon, sweet corn, cheesy potatoes and—oh my!—this cake.
Here are some of the festivities:
|A huge Frisbee from Mimi and Papa|
|New book from Grandma and Grandpa|
|All the cousins get in on the action.|
At four, Lorien has grown in so many of the areas I wrote about last year. She's sensitive, compassionate, imaginative, articulate and musical. She loves to be read to. She loves to sing and make up songs. If her sweet, care-giving little heart doesn't lead her to a career in nursing, we're certain she's got a future as a lawyer, because she is all about the loopholes right now. She will obey the letter of the law while totally flouting the spirit of the law, just because she's smart enough to do it. We love our girl and can't wait to see what she grows into!