Discovering the birthday fairy came and decorated the house
Look daddy a present....for ME
She had some helpers opening gifts
The sweet grandmas made sure the big kids didn't feel left out.
Liv's favorite gift. From Kyrie.
After breakfast at the McDonald's play place, we headed home and started our tradition of releasing a balloon to Olivia's birth parents. Last year, on Olivia's first birthday we released a balloon to her in China. Starting this year, we will send a balloon to her birth mother and father to let them know we are thinking of them on this day and always.
Listening intently while Daddy prayed for Olivia's birth mother and father
"Bye Bye balloon"
After the busy morning everyone was ready for a nap so they would be refreshed for the party.
In honor of Olivia's love for both dancing and high heels, we had a "High heeled, Tutu, Dance Party". We kept the party fairly low key and small because we weren't sure how Olivia would react to her first party. She L.O.V.E.D. it.
Craft and body art table
High heel party favors/dancing shoes
Daddy built a stage and Kyrie and Brooks had to try it out before the party
Brooks told us he would dress as "Prince James" (from Sofia) and dance with all of Olivia's friends
Birthday girl giving a show
How did these "babies" get so big?
I managed to hold myself together as we sang Happy Birthday and watcher her blow out her candle for the very first time.
It was truly a perfect day. Happy2nd birthday precious girl.