Last week we celebrated Olivia's 18th birthday. We began Friday night with a dinner at the local Indian restaurant. (I can't remember the name of it, but it's near Jimmy's clinic).
Sam and Clay at the restaurant
Olivia, Jimmy, and Leah
The next morning, we continued our celebration. I decorated the table with a brightly colored animal print scheme. I even found wrapping paper to match!
We did not begin our day with a birthday breakfast, but an early morning family run instead. We went to Ballard Park and we all ran varying distances while we took turns watching Sam play on the playground. After our run, we enjoyed breakfast at Starbucks.
the birthday table
Sisters before the run
When we arrived home, Olivia opened her birthday gifts.
a couple of handmade items from Leah
a special candle holder crafted by Clay
It is made from part of our old dishwasher and a saw blade.
Later in the morning, Olivia's friend, Anna Beth, picked her up for and outing to the mall. They planned to enjoy lunch together and then go to Build A Bear so Olivia could build a bear! Yes. Anna Beth's gift to Olivia was a gift card to Build A Bear. The gift card was in the cutest little miniature Build A Bear box! They had such a fun time!
Olivia and Anna Beth before their trip to the mall.
Back home again with the new bear.
I cooked a special birthday supper for Olivia--she requested zucchini pasta and salad. Julie lovingly made her the prettiest and tastiest lemon birthday cake.
the pretty cake
blowing out her 18 candles
It was a lovely birthday celebration!