Jul 26, 2010

Bubbly Birthday

We had a party this past weekend to celebrate Olivia turning 3 or "Phree" as she says it.  We decorated - balloons and streamers - all the things that make a little girl smile! Even Catherine wanted in on the fun, of course, so with each girl grasping a balloon of their own, we got things all in order.

It was Olivia's first official party - wherein we invited her friends and it was not just a family get together.  Now be it that all of her friends happen to be the children of our friends but hey it made for a good time all around!

It wasn't exactly a planned theme but it in the end it became a bubble party!  My girls love bubbles but then again, it seems most kids do...including the big kids! ;)  So I attempted a large bubble wand cake with mini bubble cakes.  It was my first time working with fondant but it worked out pretty well. Let me know what you think... (for those of you who aren't sure what fondant is, well it is that smooth icing that you mainly see on wedding cakes or professional cakes.  It actually is fairly easy to work with once you get the hang of  it.)

Olivia's friends Tyler and Madilyn. (No they are not related - there appears to be a heavy Dutch influence in our surrounding region. All the kids have blond hair and blue or hazel eyes, actually the parents do as well...I guess I'm the odd one out.)

The kids all outside playing with bubbles - what I neglected to show you is my husband and the other children's fathers having more fun with the bubbles then the kids!  I love these people - all my people... !

Olivia's new shoes, the size 7's I was telling you about...oh how they grow....

Speaking of growing, it is amazing to see this little lady growing each day!  She is no longer basing her views and ideas on what daddy and I tell her - no she is formulating and composing her very own thought and opinions.  She is observing, learning, taking it all in.  It amazes me to see her becoming this little person and no longer my baby girl.  She still struggles with many basic kid things, stairs, climbing, real running - but she's getting there, day-by-day.  She loves spinning, dancing, singing, talking and giggling.   It is here, at the age of three, that her memories will begin to last longer and longer to the point where, even as an adult, she will remember the events and the people that surround and encompass her ever expanding world.   This little girl is growing and getting so big, some days it is hard to believe - mothering is a blessing and I thank God for my baby girls - even if they keep growing! ;)

Happy 3rd Birthday Olivia, I love you!


  1. This looks like a very fun party. I like your cake decorating skills. The bubbles must have been so fun (I love popping bubbles).

  2. This looks like a very fun party. I like your cake decorating skills. The bubbles must have been so fun (I love popping bubbles).


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