We had Holli's 3rd birthday party planned for the Saturday before Easter so all of the family could help her celebrate. Needless to say, that nasty tummy bug put a damper on things but we managed to both get a birthday party set up AND eggs dyed with all of the kiddos for Easter. And while the kids popped back quickly from the virus, the adults have not been so fortunate. 11 days later I can finally tolerate food to some extent. So where should I start since I've been gone for so long? OK, I'll start with the weekend before I left for Cleveland. It was another birthday party; Livie turned 1 year old!
From the very beginning I have called our little Olivia Ryan, Livie. She's just a Livie to me. And also from the very beginning, Allison has collected Olivia the Pig books and the stuffed animal for her, and if you are familiar with Olivia the Pig, she's just adorable! And so, you might have guessed, that the theme of Livie's 1st birthday party was OLIVIA the PIG!
It was a great day to celebrate the birth of another one of my grands. And it never ceases to amaze me how much love I have for each and every one of them (7 in all). It is my belief that a grandmother's heart has an enormous amount of room...more than the average person...a space if you will that is set aside for each little grandchild that enters her life. Oh, Livie, YaYa loved you even before you were born and my heart is bursting at the seams with more love for you each day as I get to watch you grow!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE!