Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrating Olivia's 9th Birthday~

I have loved every minute of preparing for Olivia's 9th Birthday. She started preparing many moons ago for this day. She made her own Birthday calendar and religiously marked the days. Born here in our home 9 years ago seems even more special. Birthday morning was a special Waldorf tradition of gently smothering her in kisses and then taking a huge leap out of bed as we all sang out her full 9 years of age. Her beautiful crown still fits. I made it 5 years ago. Shame, can you imagine how large I must have made it back then.... We had a lovely group of friends and family visit. Our days have been hot so Elderflower cordial made the day before, cooled us down as we sat on the veranda watching the party unfold into raptures of laughter.

Our beautiful South African protea opened on Liv's Birthday morning...We also noticed the first pink blossoms on our courtyard tree. A happy Birthday Dear Liv, a happy Birthday to you~!


Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to your Olivia! I look forward to the rest of the post that I'm sure is soon to follow!


Sharon Lovejoy said...

Happy, happy day sweet and lovely Olivia.

All joys,


Susan said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Princess! I know your mama made your day magical as she does with everything! Sending you love from across the "pond". XOXO

Shirley Ann said...

A big happy birthday to Olivia! That crown is just beautiful! I am so glad to see your blog back Suzanne!
Shirley Ann

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Happy birthday to your dear Olivia and to you too wonderful mother!
Hope you have been very well my dear friend! XOXO

themagiconions said...

Aah... I recognize that beautiful crown... and girl :-)
Happy Birthday;
Blessings and magic,

woolies said...

Happy Birthday! I remember my 9th birtday, many many moons ago!!! :)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Olivia. What magic you added to her day, special mother. So glad to see Down in the Meadow restored - phew. Love to you

Theresa said...

Wow!! What a cake!