This is my Birthday Girl - OLIVIA HONOR! She is 2 today! She and sister wanted curlers in their hair last night, and this is the "do" they ended up with today:-) I was pretty impressed that the curlers stayed in their hair all through the night!
Brother's were eager for Olivia to see her birthday treats - especially the Punch balloons;-) Daddy Bug and I decided long ago that since we weren't going to make Christmas a gift exchanging time with our children, that we wanted to have each Birthday be a really special occasion. I made Olivia's apron last year when I was pregnant, and working on one for my niece Eleanor. Starting with Zachary, it has been a tradition for me to make an apron for the 2nd birthday. I don't know how long this tradition can last as we add more nieces and nephews, but I was glad to have planned ahead for Olivia. It's been a crazy last few months! Speaking of which... it made the most sense to me NOT to attempt another sewing project two days before her birthday, so NO, I haven't gotten to touch those colorful fabrics yet.
One of Olivia's favorite gifts was the books she received. She is my book girl (and is also my hardest on books. Sigh...) but today she was in her glory " 'at Olie's" she kept saying which meant "this is my very own book... my VERY OWN!!!" We will enjoy cake later in the week since today was a late work day for Daddy. We had the pleasure of sharing dinner together, but I wasn't prepared to serve four tired little Bugs SUGAR right before putting them to bed! -I know... Spoil Sport! (but then, this post isn't labeled "call me crazy"!) I have much, much , MUCH to be thankful for as I remember the birth of my precious daughter:-) I love YOU Baby!!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times