Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Party Time

Olivia's birthday was filled with partying from sun up to sun down.  She woke up at 6:30 and came down stairs to a family room filled with presents both from us and from family afar.  She caught on to what it meant to tear open the paper and find goodies inside very quickly. 
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


Yes, we even had a smoke machine, and strobe lights for the full dance party effect


Princess Mayli

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.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like such a sweet celebration for your little diva. Love all the birthday traditions!