Happy 9th Birthday, Olivia!
Sunday, we celebrated Olivia's 9th birthday, beginning with our traditional breakfast in bed. The birthday girl chose monkey bread, and I added some oranges and some eggs scrambled with spinach.
Olivia is our animal lover, so her gift from us was a fish tank that she will fill when we move to Dallas in a few weeks.
After church, family started to arrive to help us celebrate Olivia. We filled up the table,
our little living room,
and soon our little two-bedroom house was overflowing with people on the porch. I kept pinching myself because it's been so long since we've been able to celebrate our kids' birthday with extended family. Four of Olivia's grandparents, three great-grandparents, one of her uncles, and my cousin and cousin-in-law joined us for the afternoon!
Sarah made Olivia's "birthday cake", really a four layer delight. One tinted pink and one tinted orange. Both were delicious.
So thankful for our spunky Olivia that God gave us in the midst of a crazy seminary schedule nine years ago. He knew exactly what our family needed!
And what a treat to live in the same town as so many of our family members.
Thanks so much to all of you who called or sent cards. Sunday truly was a special day for all of us.