On First Birthday Party Planning and the Notion of Beauty Being in the DetailsWhen I reflect on Lola's birthday, I remember my mother and I struggling to decorate at the park. The wind was blowing the decorations; water in mason jars filled with flowers toppled over, and tablecloths were ripped off the table, unable to withstand the continuous gusts.
I remember standing there feeling so defeated. What had I gotten myself into? I shouldn't have done it at the park. How could I possibly think things would go off without a hitch? I mean, I was prepared. I had made all my decorations and placed them in labeled bags so I knew where everything was. In the hours before the party, it seemed as though everything was going wrong, and the many of the details I worked so hard to create would have to remain tucked away in a box as opposed to blowing across the playground.
I went home to get myself and Lola ready and headed back to the park while my mom went to pick up the cake. For a few minutes, I franticallyRead More »from What My Baby's First Birthday Photos Surprisingly Revealed