Monday, March 14, 2016

Olivia Turns Six!

We celebrated our baby girl turning six with a party at our house. Several of Olivia's school and soccer friends attended. She took her role as hostess seriously, donning her finest fairy costume, tiara, and jewelry.

We went with a Costco birthday cake because they are delicious and feed an army for very little money. Jackson picked out the cake decoration.

Pizza, cake, and a delightfully out-of-tune rendition of "Happy Birthday."

I've noticed a trend of not opening birthday presents at the party, but some of Olivia's friends said they were excited to see how much she loved their gift. So we went ahead and let her open them.

Then it was out to the backyard for some good old-fashioned party games. We did egg-and-spoon races, and sack races too.

Bashing the pinata.

A great group of kiddos, a super fun afternoon.

Olivia had school on her actual birthday. She reported that her teacher gave her a crown and the class sang to her. After school, Tony and I gave her a couple more small presents from her family.

Finally, the following weekend, we celebrated at Chuy's with her grandparents. I had the guacamole soft tacos.

Olivia enjoying her complimentary birthday treat from Chuy's. 

Olivia, I love to see the big girl you are becoming. You are a kind and caring friend, daughter, granddaughter, student, and teammate. You are creative and inquisitive, independent and strong. I am so proud to be your mama.