Olivia's birthday celebration(s) started yesterday by sharing a cookie cake with her class at school. She was very specific in her request for blue and purple writing. Next year, she'll be even more specific and request 'not quite so much icing.' Apparently, she's too old for this much icing now that she's 9!
She was a little shy while her class sang Happy Birthday to her. It's so fun to be in the classroom now because she's a whole lot less concerned with being with me and more interested in hanging out with her friends.