August is Birthday Month for Esme! She still hasn’t asked for a friend party yet – you know, the kind of party where there are 20 kids running around with frosting on their faces expecting pinatas and clowns and goodie bags – phew. Someday maybe, but not yet.
She did go back and forth between wanting a Star Wars birthday celebration and a Fancy Picnic for a few weeks. She finally settled on the Fancy Picnic, and then I sighed with relief because I have never even seen Star Wars. I know I’m probably like one of three people that have never watched Star Wars. I tried once, but it felt sort of like, well, yawn. enough of that already. you know?
“What does a fancy picnic look like?”, I asked. “You know,” she said, “just Fancy.” Right. So, we had a Fancy Picnic birthday celebration with our family members that live in town here. And, to borrow the words of A.A. Milne: Now, we are six! Though it wasn’t really so very long ago that my girl was five . . .
P.S. Huge thanks to my mom (or Grammie as she’s more commonly known these days) who took on the project of making the handmade birthday dress this year because, though I did give her the fabric, I also gave her some pretty specific instructions for how I wanted it to look and she more than pulled it off.