Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday, Olivia!

 This  young one of mine continues to surprise me! My fashionista, hair-doing, nail polishing girl is decided she was missing out on a lot of fun, so she has been spreading her wings in her activities! Her few requests for presents included a bow and arrows and vans (skateboarder shoes)!! She was thrilled at her loot! Her sister got her a lovely blue dress too!
 Her third gift from us was this mirror and wall decal. It is 1 Peter 3:4-5 paraphrased to emphasize inner beauty being more valuable than outer beauty. Over then next few years this will be a message we want drilled into her heart and mind while she is faced with the on slot of media's attention to every other quality.
One of the coolest things about this birthday was that all of her closest friends had annual passes to Busch Gardens. So Steve took the day off and we loaded up both cars and headed to Tampa. It was a wonderful day of rides and rides and more roller coasters! They all had enough energy that we stayed to the bitter end...from 9:30-7:30...and ended it with walking to the parking lot because the trams were too full! By the time we got to the car, they were whipped out, but dinner at Ci-Ci's revived them. It was super special!

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