On Wednesday we celebrated Laura's 18th Birthday.
We found a beautiful spot by the water for a late afternoon present-opening picnic. (We gave Laura a golden retriever necklace, some pens for drawing, and will buy her some new bedroom furniture). Laura met a swan. Then we went to a Thai restaurant for a delicious dinner, and Emily made us each a personal dessert in a mason jar, trifle for the birthday girl and Steve, and vegan/paleo chocolate coconut creations for her and me, yum.
It's hard to believe that this girl of ours has been alive for 18 years. And what a character she is:
We love you, so much, Laura!