Friday, May 17, 2013

A birthday to remember

We celebrated Olivia Maria's 4th birthday this week and it was wonderful. We had some preschool friends over in the morning for a small party with a surprise visit from Nonna Lisa, followed by lunch out just the girls, Olivia's pick for her birthday dinner and then Nonna Maria, Nonno Mario and family over for a special birthday cake the birthday girl picked out on her own...a month ago.

Sort of a Thomas the Tank theme since our little girl loves him so much.

A special Happy Birthday from her preschool buddies.

Olivia and her Nonna Lisa. She was so surprised that morning when she heard Nonna walk in the house. A perfect birthday gift!

Nonna and her girls.

Olivia is so cute. We opened presents after our friends had gone and we had returned from lunch. She was so excited about each and every gift. Even the cards got huge smiles and "Wows!" from her.

Chase and Mason got her a very teeny My Little Pony and I think this picture just shows how much she loves it. Love that dimple of hers!

After our family dinner, we had Nonna Maria, Nonno Mario, Uncle Danny, Zia Paola and cousins Simon and Giuliana over for cake. And what a special cake it was too. About a month ago we were at our favorite bakery, Weinrich's, picking out a cake for a friend of ours and she spotted this Cinderella cake and was so excited about it. She was jumping up and down and asking if she could have it for her birthday. After making cupcakes for her preschool class celebration and then more cupcakes for our little home party with preschool friends, I was totally up for not making any more sweets and letting a bakery handle it for me.

It was delicious! I will admit that there was more icing than there was cake though, not that my girls mind that at all.

Cugini. Anthony's holding up Giuliana so she could be included in with the bigger kids too.


  1. Olivia, you are a very sweeet girl and nonna Lisa and nonno Nick love you very much.

  2. What a lovely party and Olivia looks ADORABLE :)
    Vintage Inspired Girls

  3. Thank you! It was a fantastic day!


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