To celebrate her birthday, Olivia invited a few of her friends for a sleepover party....10 giggling girls who spent the entire time crocheting, laughing, and shrieking! I served them spaghetti, salad, and bread for supper. Olivia requested a strawberry cake with cream cheese icing, and she chose cookie dough ice cream to go along with it. What a combination!
all the girls gathered around the table
the birthday girl with her cake
I decorated the table with brightly colored yarn and a variety of crochet hooks. Just as I expected, as soon as the girls sat down, they grabbed the yarn, the hooks, and began to crochet! I am glad I got a picture of the table before they arrived!
I love these plates!
Monday we spent the day together as a family. We began the day with coffee and present opening! We gave Olivia a New King James study Bible, some colored pencils, the movie Chariots of Fire, a crochet book, and a Kindle. She was pleasantly surprised by her gifts. Olivia has always showed such excitement and appreciation when opening her gifts. She is fun to watch!
ready to open the gifts!
I made banana applesauce muffins for her birthday breakfast, and then Olivia enjoyed a leisurely day of reading and crocheting. Olivia wanted to eat her birthday lunch at Ichiban (a Japanese restaurant), and after such a big lunch, we decided to just eat cereal for supper! We watched Chariots of Fire after lunch, and then we all went to the city park so we could run.
It really was a nice day.