My Baby Girl is One-Year-Old!
A Fancy First Birthday
We celebrated Leila’s first Birthday this week with a fancy dinner in the Soiree Room of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square. Leila (surprisingly) LOVED her dressy dress, hairband, and shoes. At home after getting ready she twirled around lifting the skirt up and down, flirting with me. She left the headband on all night which I couldn’t believe because usually she snatches anything I try to put in her hair right away. The outfit she wore matched the dining room so perfectly that even the owner of the restaurant told the surrounding tables that she wished all her diners would dress like little Leila. Leila had fun with all the attention from the staff and the other diners. I hope I get to shoot a wedding here one day! I have so many ideas!!
She munched a little bit of everything off of our plates as we ate. We enjoyed a sweet pea ravioli with Smithfield ham, pecorino romano & mint, an heirloom tomato salad with fresh raspberry vinegar, Vermont goat cheese & thai basil. For my dinner I ate wild striped bass & wood-grilled shrimp on a bed of celery, endive, organic fennel & Eva’s roses. Mazen ordered the Steak Frites which came with hand cut fries lemony aioli & Maitre d’Hotel butter. (I borrowed the details from the restaurant’s online menu… like I could remember all that…) After dinner came her little zebra birthday cake and ice cream. Then we all walked around Harvard Square for a bit enjoying the local performers. When Leila started getting drowsy we headed home for gifts. Thanks to all who mailed her gifts from afar! We missed you all!