Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What An Awesome Birthday

Hello, its me - Olivia Annemarie. I am one-year-old today. Since I am so grown up, Daddy figured I could post and tell everyone about my awesome birthday. First off, I had a second tooth pop through today. Hopefully that will help all the awful teething pain to stop.

Here I am opening one of my awesome presents. I got lots of gifts ... haven't figured out whether it is because I turned one or because I am such a wonderful kid. Hmmm ... maybe that being a wonderful kid clause is for a different holiday.
Of course, I spent time playing with the new toys ... which is great because it left less time for physical therapy.
More gifts ... will the pile ever get smaller?
I got to see my Grandma B. She thinks I am a very special little girl.
Then "the adults" had me take this silly Polish test that is supposed to determine my future. Heck, I am Irish, did I have a choice in what I pick? I quickly grab the Bible after the shot glass ... I guess I can drink on Saturday and go to Church on Sunday.
I got this really cool Birthday plate with my name on it. It is almost as big as I am :-)
I also opened a bunch of cards
By this time I was pretty tired, so I got some kisses. I am kiss powered.
Then we took a road trip to St. Joe, MI. It was weird since I was sitting in the back seat all by myself facing forward. I kept telling Daddy this isn't the way it is supposed to work.
I ate my snack at an outdoor cafe. I realized that my parents have been depriving me of chocolate and coffee my whole entire life. Maybe one of you can talk some sense into them.
Then we went to see Lake Michigan. I had never seen it before. Boy is that one giant bathtub. Mommy told Daddy he couldn't dip my toes in the water. I guess that is because someone forgot to run the hot water long enough before filling it up.
Of course, more kisses to keep me going.
Then we went and sat on the beach. Once I realized how neato sand feels between the toes I had lots of fun. I also like pouring it out of my hand.
Dad got silly and buried one of my feet.

I hope all of you had a great day as well.

Now that I know how much fun birthdays are ... I am planning to have one every day!

Love, Olivia


Runningmama said...

Your daughter is beautiful...just found your blog through another I read. My little Emily has DS and will be 1 year old on May 18th. Love the writing in this post...what a cute way to tell a story!

Kelli @

Michelle said...

Great pictures! And look at that grown up girl facing forward in the car seat. There is so much more to see that way!

PJM and LSM said...

We DID have a great day!!! So much better than a year ago when we were so concerned about how Olivia was going to overcome her low birthweight, preemie issues and all the obstacles that seemed present on May 5, 2009. The doctors are amazed that none of the things they feared for her have materialized!!! Praise God!!!!

dbaum2237 said...

It looks like a great day for everyone, especially the Birthday Girl! I am happy for you all.

dbaum2237 said...

It looks like it was a great day for everyone, especially the Birthday Girl.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Olivia! Looks like you had a super fun day.....and look at all those gifts! Looking forward to seeing all the new things you will do! The world is yours to explore:)

Love the pics!!