I recently figured that it has been more time since I left college than it will be until Olivia goes to college. Seriously. She's nine--halfway done with her life at home. Give me just a minute . . . .
If I think about that too much, I can't handle it. Since this was an odd birthday, she was granted a "friend" party, and given Olivia's proclivities, we invited eight of her closest friends to a Creative Party. (With a capital C and P, of course.)
Each of the girls made their own apron, beaded their own bracelet, decorated their own little cake. . .
. . . some with more frosting and candy than others . . .
Mimi had saved a special book to give to Olivia for her birthday. Her other friends treated her to all the things she loves: art supplies, chocolate, games, and more art supplies.She couldn't have been happier.