Olivine’s First Birthday

spread out over a couple days
starting with her first carousel ride
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and presents

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with lots of tissue paper

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a cake made by Grammy

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that lasted seconds before she destroyed it.

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For her first cake

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she did a fantastic job.

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We had fun just watching her.

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A birthday hat (in her birthday suit),

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more presents including her first baby doll,

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and cards.

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A fancy dress from The Disney Store

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made special by being picked out by Ji’chan.

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She is his princess and clearly adored.

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And that was all before her birthday, because she woke up to a breakfast party

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with yogurt

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and party favors

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and pajamas

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and fancy straws

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and her balloon from church last night.

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Yes we went overboard without intending to.

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We gave her a couple more gifts

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and then went for her one year well baby appointment.

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She is healthy which was our other birthday wish
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and we feel a bit in shock.
Paul even remembered, as we drove to the doctor,
that morning a year ago when he first met his baby sister
as he described how tiny she was I couldn’t help but cry.
They are happy tears but really I can’t believe our little girl
is turning one today.
She has been our “cherry on top” which Joe
describes in the analogy of our life
feeling a bit like a sundae we don’t deserve.
We love you Miss Olivine.

One response to “Olivine’s First Birthday

  1. charlynn

    Happy belated birthday to Miss Olivine!

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