Tuesday, August 28, 2012

olivia's birthday

 This was Saturday morning: Olivia's birthday breakfast of Eggo waffles topped with chocolate syrup, strawberries and whipped cream, as per request.

I was grateful that Rob was here for Olivia's birthday.  This was his present to her. She asked him for a rib stick. She is a natural, and since last Saturday I have been amazed at what she will dare to do. Last night I found her skating down the hill by granddad's house with absolutely no fear, only a gleam of pure excitement in her eyes. My gleam was terror, so I sent her in to get her helmet and shoes.

  She is a happy fish in water when she is moving...swimming, dancing, playing basketball. She is a hard worker and loves a task.  It has been a blessing to us that she has discovered a love, and talent for baking, and she is so willing to share it.  Whenever I need cookies for my Sunday school kids she is always eager to make them and they always love what she bakes.  She is like me, usually eager to get out of the house. It doesn't matter where I am going, she is willing to accompany me, and I am grateful for her companionship.
Olivia wanted to make her own cake.  Her wonderful friend Tracy helped her.  We will really miss Tracy when she moves away from the neighborhood next month. She and her family have been one of our many blessings here.

We met Olivia's friends at Classic Skating. I rented the karaoke room.

Olivia in the cash box.

In the evening we went swimming and ordered one of Olivia's favorites for dinner, Panda Express. I love you Olivia.

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