Great friends… lots of balloons…. dinner and cake…. and surprise guests! – made Olivia’s 4th birthday party memorable on a number of counts.
Olivia has loved the Pixar movie UP! since friends gave it to us over Thanksgiving. So it provided a great theme for her party, and some fun ways to be creative in the celebrations.
Look who showed up — Carl and Russell!
Others didn’t look quite as genuine, but cute nonetheless…
There was only one possible cake I could make for this event — Carl’s house.
We gave Olivia one of those gifts that you later sort of want to shoot yourself over… her own little Hello Kitty piano and attached microphone! She LOVES to sing, and ever since our March retreat she has loved imitating the two wonderful female worship leaders, Jessica and Laura. So we have had non-stop music in our house the past day or so. Olivia certainly knows how to make a joyful noise, or two, or three. We’re thankful that as she struggles to adjust to her first week of school that people who love her could celebrate the wonderful ways God has created her.