Birthday Girl

Mollie had a lovely birthday- we celebrated all weekend! 

She had been looking forward to having her best friend Bella visit from Augusta- they had a blast!  They stayed up talking, playing, and watching movies until 1 am! 

We celebrated with cake and a few gifts on Friday night.  She was very pleased with her new pet venus fly trap (a North Carolina native plant!) and earrings!

Don't know why those little candle reflections kept showing up...
    Then she chose lunch at Panera and pottery painting at a ceramics studio on Saturday.

By Sunday, her real birthday, we were all ready for rest.  I got up early and picked up a bouquet of flowers and a balloon to surprise her.  Matt made pancakes for breakfast and we had a slow morning.  In the afternoon, we went shopping for art supplies with her new gift card and had an early dinner out (Mollie's choice).

Here's to Mollie!  May she have a blessed and healthy year, full of learning, exploration, friends, family, and fun!