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Lauri Peterson's reemergence on Real Housewives of Orange County was a bit controversial this season. But there was nothing controversial about her adorable Instagram post over the weekend.

On September 29, Lauri posted a photo of herself with daughter Sophie to help celebrate Sohpie's 16th birthday. 

"Happy Sweet Sixteen @sophiewaringg !" Lauri captions the pic. "I love you so much and am so proud of the beautiful woman you've become! You are a beautiful soul! Stay sweet forever! ❤❤❤" So sweet!

Both Lauri and Sophie look great in this pic, and we love their big smiles! Sophie certainly looks a lot more grown-up now than when we last saw her on the show.

Later, the family rang in the special day at Mastro's Ocean Club restaurant in Newport Beach. "Birthday Feast! @sophiewaringg @sl8erson Bring me a bucket! #montypythonmoment," Lauri captions a photo from the restaurant which shows Sophie behind a giant mound of delicious-looking seafood. Yum!

Lauri stirred up some heated emotions on Real Housewives this season by spreading rumors about Vicki Gunvalson supposedly being in bed with multiple people and hooking up with a guy with no teeth.

This has been a big birthday month for the Real Daughters of Orange County. Tamra Barney celebrated with her similarly named daughter Sophia last week for Sophia's eighth birthday. Party time!

All in all, we're glad that Lauri is so happy in her personal life, and that she's spending so much time with her family. Hope it was a great one, Sophie!

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