Today was Riley’s 10th birthday celebration and we did a low key party, at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
We invited only as many as our two cars could carry, and a couple couldn’t make it, so it was just five besides Riley and Seth.
They ate cake (lemon/mango sorbet) by the pond.
They spotted butterflies.
Homemade cards and perfect presents.
Riley has been to the gardens so many times, she feels like she owns the place. She’s good and comfortable there. No surprises.
It looked like it might rain today, but the weather held out.
It was perfect.
With low key celebrations, you get to really enjoy your friends. You get to talk as you eat your cake, and go at a leisurely pace.
I love how our daughter has taught us bigger and louder isn’t better.
Sometimes small things, are the sweetest of all.