Saturday, March 3, 2012

Olivia is SEVEN!

Holy Cow, my little girl has moved into the "big girl" stage in her life.  She could not wait till it was her birthday.  I was worried I wouldn't find a birthday gift for her because she isn't into little girl things anymore.  What do big girls like??  Not to worry though, Livvy came up with a list for me.

Dad had to be out of town on her birthday so we had festivities without him. Livvy got her birthday outfit on fast and was ready to open one gift before school.  Coy saw me wrap them and let's just say he is NOT a good secret keeper. Luckily Livvy was too excited to pay attention to his continual, "When is Livvy going to open the bunny?"  This is the gift she wanted most.  So I gave it to her first.

 Dad got Livvy some flowers to surprise her when she got home from school.  She LOVED them and thought they smelled soo good.  While Livvy was at school, Steph came over and helped me do these cake pops.  Livvy was a little disappointed that they weren't an animal shape but she was happy and the kids loved them at school.

 The second item that Olivia requested was Lego Friends.  If you haven't heard of them --they are pretty cool.  Now girls can get into the lego action.  Livvy loves them and she can build them by herself.  She got many Lego friends from Aunts and Cousins and Grandma. This Lego friends set is a vet shop with animals.  Livvy loved that.

 She also got a tub of craft supplies and a little newborn baby boy from Cohen.  A few days prior she asked Cohen if he got her anything for her birthday.  He said no and she told him he'd better hurry.  Thank goodness for Amazon Prime.  Love that!  I am glad she still wanted a baby.  After playing with toys we headed out for pizza and ice cream and brought it over to Kathryn's house.  It was a short visit but we did manage to sing to her.  Then home straight to bed!

 When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner she had a whole list.  I felt a little overwhelmed and had to explain that her Dad would be out of town and maybe we should wait till he got back on Sunday.  So she asked for pepperoni pizza.  I was grateful!

About Olivia
-Would eat Ramen noodles every meal if I let her
-Loves 1st grade with Mrs. Brewer
-Constantly wants to be more independent
-Likes to try many different foods
-Collects Calico Critters
-Always in search of a craft
-In love with all animals
-Loves to ride horses
-Always wants to be let loose at the field with BFF Averie
-Reads like a pro
-Takes gymnastics
-Is kind to others
-Loves to dress cute but it can't interfere with playtime or "it isn't worth it"
-Is the best big sister any boy could ever want!

When Jeremy came home he made her "seafood" dinner she requested (she actually asked for ocean food, but we know what she meant).  Garlic mashed potatoes, cucumber and tomato salad, coconut shrimp with strawberry-colada sauce, salmon and cod nuggets with sauces and cheesy garlic bread and Caesar salad.  It was all so amazing. 

Dear Livvy,
So full of love and energy it is hard to keep up!   Your happiness is contagious wherever you go.  I can remember one day when you were little we were getting new tires on our car and were waiting in the waiting room.  You were happy to be there and went up to this old gentleman and smiled and waved and brought a book to him to read to you.  In the parking lot as we were leaving he grabbed my arm.  He told me how much that meant to him and what a special happy little girl you were and he knew you were loved. All that he said was true. You are beautiful inside and out. As you are getting older and more responsibilities are falling your way you take them happily.  I love it when you tell people you probably will take care of our new baby more than me.  I bet you will!  You are a great little mommy and will make an excellent mom someday.  We are lucky to have you in our family and the light you share.
I love you more...

1 comment:

Brandalyn said...

What a sweet girl! We miss her. Sounds like she had a great birthday. Wish we could've celebrated with you. I saw those Lego Friends. They look fun.