Our friends the Bergons had a delightful birthday party at a nearby park for their eldest daughter’s 2nd birthday. As usual Lauren created a totally beautiful, relaxed event with several personal touches. I know how much she probably worked preparing everything, and we had a great time. She is one of the best hostesses, making sure to chat with everybody and always making people feel welcome and at ease. Lauren made a delicious pulled pork and the fixings, as well as Hello Kitty cupcakes! Very cute!

Singing “Happy Birthday” to Madeleine. Note the beautiful fabric bunting hanging around the patio cover. Lauren and her mom made this for Madeleine’s first birthday last year. Ever since seeing it, I have known I want to make one. I absolutely love it. I’ve decided that this year is the year, in time for Eric’s first birthday on August 8th. Guess I’d better start now… I am in love with Lauren’s bunting!

Present time!

Hello Kitty cupcakes!

Eric liked walking around holding the sidewalk chalk (and occasionally, trying to eat it)!

Katie ate her cupcake by one of Madeleine’s great-grandmothers. Katie often seems more at home with older souls… I love the juxtaposition in this picture. All of Lauren’s family is so approachable and kind.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Madeleine!