May 21, 2011

olivia turns 4...part one

Since Ryan was unable to be with us when Olivia turned 4 on May 17th, we celebrated early on Mother's Day with his family at the local bowling alley.  Olivia has been talking about a bowling party for weeks and we could not pass up 99 cent games.

The place was practically ours, since most families were off celebrating their Mother's at home, and we had a blast. Gammy kept Justin busy since he became fussy.  Olivia bowled her entire game, beating everyone by frame 2!

She enjoyed blowing out her candles on her Dora the Explorer cake, from Lunds at Byerly's...the best cake I've had in a while.  Sweet butter cream frosting that is so rich it doesn't fully melt in your mouth, AND tastes like heaven.

Presents were abundant and of course she thoroughly enjoyed opening every single gift! Again, Olivia made quite the haul, with gifts ranging from a Dora the Explorer guitar to Barbie Princess Ballerina's.  Gammy even found a Tangled doll without a bunch of small pieces, another hit with Princess Sweetpea.

The day was topped off with a spontaneous bubble blowing fest in the backyard and a NEW BIKE.  Once Mommy and Daddy realized Olivia's legs were too long for the 12" bike, a bigger and better 16" bike did the trick.  Although she's still getting used to the size, Olivia will enjoy riding her big girl bike just as fast as her tricycle.

NOTE: for some reason blogger only let me upload once photo.  I'll post some more as soon as I can!

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