Livvy’s Birthday


This is my little Livvy girl, my fragile child with the determined, sturdy spirit. She is smiling funny so that her very loose tooth doesn’t show. No matter how much we tried to persuade her that the tooth should stay back with six, she insisted that it needed to dangle along to seven.

We did a spur of the moment birthday party with my parents picking up a cake for her.



Her siblings had some little presents ready for her. As she unwrapped this present, it became evident that Rita had gifted her with one of Addy’s most prized treasures at the moment. It took only a second for Addy to snatch it back, “HEY, that is mine!” It is nice that seven is old enough to be amused instead of offended at such doings.



These two are best buddies, sharing the birthday loot and conspiring on how to quietly play with the teensy Strawberry Shortcake stuff without Addy noticing. Poor Addy.



And here we have the cake she really was hoping for: something with fondant decorations, like flowers and monkeys. We plan to share this with the school children tomorrow when we take a hot lunch to school. Marshmallow fondant is very fun to work with, but a project this large was a little ambitious   required all hands on deck. Greg did the bushes, Alex did the monkeys and palm fronds, the little girls punched out flowers and stars with cutters and I supervised, arranged, and made the vine, etc. etc. I was, quite frankly, fried when it was finally finished. Have a happy day, everybody!


(Oh, look! The tooth came out today! Now there is the real smile! )


6 thoughts on “Livvy’s Birthday

  1. Happy birthday Olivia! I keep seeing Auntie Rachel shining out of these pictures!! 🙂 (Does everyone say that?)

  2. What a lovely, sweet little missy. How do you EVER have the patience to let your children help you decorate a cake? Love the finished product!

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