Olive Lou turned 6 years old on July 31st. Instead of a party she opted for one on one time with me, her mimi and her aunties Natassja and Josie. Her birthday fell on a Wednesday so we decided to meet up to grab dinner and then head to the mall so she could get her ears pierced and pick out her birthday build-a-bear.
She picked out her entire outfit and then asked if i'd curl her hair and if she could wear lipstick. I love her sense of style and I LOVE how confident she is. We met up with my mom and Natassja at Red Robin and had burgers and all you can eat french fries. Olive ordered her own meal and specified exactly how she wanted it'-"meat, cheese and ketchup only!"
Mimi had brought her a bouquet of birthday balloons and a purple set of fairy wings to put on while we ate. Olive was soo excited. Mimi also introduced her to Shirley Temples ( mixture of sprite, a splash of grenadine and a maraschino cherry on top) AKA the pink drink. She LOVED it and got multiple refills. We used to order those all the time growing up and I can't believe i've never shared that with my kids till just then.
Mimi and Natassja also showered her in gifts! She was literally squealing as she opened her gifts at the table. Afterwards the whole dinner crew gathered around and sang her happy birthday while she ate her free ice cream chocolate sunday.
After dinner we headed to the mall. Olive had been wanting to get her ears pierced SO bad but had chickened out earlier this year, so we weren't really sure if she was going to follow through. She asked if she could get her build-a-bear first so she could have something to hold onto!
Idk if you were aware but Build-a-bear does a "pay your age" dealio during the month of your kids birthday. So olive got a bear for six bucks. I let her pick out a little tutu skirt to put on it too. We then headed to See's Candy to get a free chocolate and then over to Claire's to get her ears pierced. She picked out the rainbow flower gemstone pair of course. She was so brave and did so well! She was so excited to see them when they were done.
It was a really special day for her and she had so many people make her feel loved both here and from afar! I can't believe how many packages this girl had sent to her from family out of state. She was like "the packages are mine this time momma and not yours!" haha
I her sass and her zest for life. She is strong, brave, kind, helpful, smart and knows what she wants. She's an amazing friend, student, daughter and sister. I know I always say it, but this girl is going to go far in life. I'm so grateful to be her momma and along for the ride haha.
We sure love you Olive Lou!!
She was very particular how she placed her bracelets ^^
She's my mini me! ^