Olivia is now two! Who said that could happen? Well no matter, it did and it was a great birthday and an even more wonderful year.
We decided that it would be better to keep it low key this year, forgo a party and just have a couple small gatherings with family, as time permits. So on Friday, the fourth, we spent the morning celebrating just the three of us at home. And it was totally fun. We surprised Olivia with a little outside play house, that she loves. It is so funny to see her going in and out of that thing, pretending that she is actually at home. So adorable.
After nap time, we headed over to Aunt Katie and Uncle Rodger's house for a little Fourth of July celebrating. We had a great time hanging out in the back yard, running through the slip and slide and playing in the pool. And Olivia is so fond of both Rodger and Katie, that I am pretty sure we could have left and she would never have known… Especially if Kona is there. Her first full sentenced happened at Katie and Rodger's. They were playing in the play house and Olivia came over to Kona and told her "Kona, Come in there". Love it… That kid definitely belongs to Paul and I. After a great time of playing, eating and gifts we sat down for some cupcakes and Jeopardy (not sure how they mix) and she dove into her dessert.
Saturday we heading to the Jump N Jamming at the Arcadia Mall and then lunch at The Cheescake Factory. She may have been the smallest kid at the indoor gym, but that did not stop her at all. She loved it. And after a long morning, we headed home, saw Grandpa in the afternoon and then had a nice relaxing night at home. Just what we, Mom and Dad, needed after a long couple of days.
And then on Sunday we went down to Murrieta to see Grandma Kathy and Uncle Rob, otherwise known as Uncle Awesome. Olivia had a great time. She loves seeing them, and says their names the whole way down there and home. We are so super lucky to have such loving people in our lives. Rob got her this super cool teepee, which she loves. I sort of wish that I had one in my size to hide out in, or read or hide out in…
All in all, I have to say that this was a good year. Our baby is now a toddler and has such a strong personality and knows what she wants and when she wants it. I love her more than I could ever imagine was possible and I welcome all the amazing times ahead.
Love you my little lady. Happiest of birthdays to you!