Mama June and family
Pictured: Mama June, Alana Thompson, Lauryn Shannon and Joshua Efird attending “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” Season 2 premiere party at Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Ja. 9, 2018. Paras Griffin/Getty Images


  • Pumpkin Shannon paid tribute to her eldest child, Ella Grace, on Instagram
  • The reality star proudly shared photos of her daughter taken through the years
  • Mama June's sister, Doe Doe Shannon, also greeted Ella on her 5th birthday

"Mama June: From Not to Hot" star Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon's eldest child, Ella Grace Efird, has officially turned 5.

On Thursday, the proud mom took to Instagram to share a montage of photos showing Ella through the years. The clip featured Tim McGraw's "My Little Girl" in the background.

Most of the photos showed the mother and daughter's special bonding moments, including the time they drank juice and took wacky selfies inside a car.

Pumpkin, 22, poured her heart out in the lengthy caption as she dedicated a sweet message to her first child.

"My sweet Ella Grace, you are 5 today!!! Wow! Time sure flies when you are having fun. To be able to call you my daughter, I'm blessed beyond measure," she wrote.

The reality star continued, "You'll never understand truly how much you saved mommy and daddy. Ella Grace, you are beautiful, you never meet a stranger, you are kind, you have a little sass, and you are MY BABYGIRL. I love you to infinity times a billion no matter what."

Pumpkin concluded her post by saying that Ella "deserve[s] the world, and mommy and daddy will make sure you get nothing short of just that."

Pumpkin's aunt, Joanne "Doe Doe" Shannon, also greeted the birthday celebrant by sharing photos and video clips showing Ella's heartwarming moments with her family.

"Happy 5th birthday to Ms. Ella Grace. Your mama was my favorite, and then she had you. Now you are number 1. I am so excited to see just how high you will fly," Mama June's sister wrote in her post.

Fans quickly flooded both social media updates with warm greetings for Ella. Many said they couldn't believe how fast she was growing up.

Aside from Ella, Pumpkin also shares three kids with her 26-year-old husband Josh Efird, Bentley Jameson, 1, and twins Stella Renae and Sylus Rae, 7 months.

Pumpkin's younger sister, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, has also been living with them ever since Mama June abandoned her family in 2019. Lauryn was granted full custody of the former "Toddlers & Tiaras" star in April.

Mama June was allowed by the court to have contact with Alana by phone every day. However, she was also ordered to pay $800 monthly in child support until Honey Boo Boo turns 18.

Alana and Lauryn Thompson
Pictured: Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (left) and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon attend WE tv’s premiere fashion event celebrating “Bridezillas” at Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City on March 13, 2019. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images