High Tea, Fit For A Queen
January 8, 2017
Here we are, cleaning up the remnants of your party, and I’ve been doing my best to fight back the tears all morning. Everyone always tells you how fast it goes, the special occasions, the holidays, the birthdays, but you’ll never truly get it until the the memories wash over you the following morning while you’re cleaning up baby’s breath and pink icing off the floor. As I walk around the kitchen picking up doilies, tea cups, and scone shrapnel I’m overwhelmed with feelings of joy, sadness, and excitement. Feelings of joy because it was such a special day, feelings of sadness because you are growing up so fast, and feelings of excitement for all that is to come this year. You are currently wobbling and teeter totting around the house pushing the grocery cart your Abuela and Abuelo gave you, all while your Abuela is capturing every second on her iPhone. All I want to do is scoop you up and hold you close – breathe you in from now until forever. I can’t believe you are one baby girl, and I can’t believe your little party is already over. All year long people have been telling me to cherish every moment with you and every day I do my best to do just that. I need you to know that even though Mommy and Daddy both work, and there are times that we are busy doing chores or getting things done, absolutely everything we do is for you baby girl. Yesterday morning I was scrambling around the house like a crazy woman, trying to get things prepared and I wanted to get things just right for your first party. I could hear you following me around and feel you holding onto my pant leg, giggling and laughing, trying desperately to get my attention. You were so patient, so silly, and so adorable as per usual. Thank you for that. With your Daddy, and Abuela’s help we successfully served your family and friends the fanciest High Tea, fit for a Queen. Perfectly fit for you baby girl.
When you decided to grace us with your presence two days after Christmas, I made you a promise that your day would never be overshadowed by the holidays. I was born on a holiday and to be quite honest, the perks of it don’t really kick in until you are an adult. Your Daddy and I will always make a big fuss on your day, because December 27 will always and forever be the anniversary of the best day of our lives. The day we laid eyes on you and got to hold you and welcome you into our family for the very first time. This year, we decided to celebrate you by serving High Tea, and it was an absolute blast putting everything together for you. I hope you can look back on the photos and appreciate your Mommy and Daddy for all their efforts and their craziness. We realize that you are only one and you won’t remember today, but please realize that you are our baby girl, and celebrating you is one of our favorite things. Your day might not always be so fancy, so big or so pink for that matter, but I promise you baby girl you will always be loved, cherished, and celebrated on your birthday and every day for as long as we live. Just continue to be patient with Mommy when she gets teary eyed and emotional, its never your fault. You just bring me so much joy and happiness I can barely catch my breath let alone keep the tears in sometimes. I know you can’t remember, but just know that for your first birthday party we made a huge fuss, you wore gold chucks with your tutu, the house was filled with so much love, and you were happy.
Patiently waiting for your future celebrations.
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