For Liv's birthday "dinner", she chose Red Lobster. The grandparents, Uncle B and Brian, Sydney and I ventured out on Valentines Day and decided lunch was probably a better option than dinner! The restaurant was still crowded as all get out, but we had a great time, and Liv got to feel special when the waiters sang to her.
When we got home, Emma came over to spend the night and help Liv "get ready" for the party the next day. They got up, took showers, got dressed and we did hair and (to my chagrin) make-up (which consisted solely of lip gloss, though Emma came loaded with more make up than a model at a fashion shoot).
I wish this picture wasn't blurry, because this is how I always picture Olivia - with a big, giant smile!
And then, they came. a house full of nine year old girls.
There was giggling.
There was running.
There was shrieking (my ears are still ringing).
We played games, we ate pizza and cake and we opened presents. All in all, a great day.
Ignore the colors on the wall. I was in "transition" and trying to pick a color for the family room. Of course, I chose something completely different than the swatches above and painted all day yesterday (Thank God for President's Day!!) Pictures to come later of my hard work.
Happy Birthday Liv!!!