Since Olivia's birthday falls on a Wednesday this year, we decided to have her party the Saturday before. At first I felt kind of sad that she had to celebrate so early and was worried about her not feeling special on her actual birthday.
Well...it seems my worries were unfounded. Today as we were entering preschool, Olivia carrying her special birthday snack of pumpkin muffins, she proclaimed for all to hear that it was her birthday again today! In fact, according to Olivia, she gets lots and LOTS of birthdays....there's her birthday party, then her preschool birthday, then her real birthday, then right after that is her Halloween birthday!
It seems by having her birthday party so early, we've created an entire week-long birthday celebration and Olivia is more than happy to be the birthday star.
I'm not sure her "other" birthdays will be quite as fun as Saturday, though. We made sure that everything was decorated with her favorite: MINNIE MOUSE!
She was beyond thrilled when she awoke Saturday morning to all the presents and Minnie Mouse décor:
My parents and brother came over for a pizza party...Olivia was especially excited about the Jack-O-Lantern pizza!
Presents were quickly opened after lunch. In fact, Olivia barely took time to look at what was inside each package because she was too eager to open the next one. I think it is safe to say she loved everything!
Cake time was next. Olivia was especially excited to blow out her own candles!
The marble cake, complete with strawberry whipped icing at the birthday girl's request, was delicious.
All the goofy kids agreed...
The rest of the day was spent visiting and watching Olivia play with all of her pink toys....and capturing moments like this:
We ended the day by attending church in the evening where Olivia told everyone it was her birthday. It was definitely a fun day celebrating my favorite soon-to-be three-year-old!