I was putting Scarlett to bed over the weekend, and we were laying in her bed talking. About the moon, about going swimming, about everything really, and she mentioned for the 187th time that she wants to go to Disneyland and meet Minnie Mouse. I told her that when I was 10, Nana and Papaw took us to Disneyland, and in fact we went on my 10th birthday (there really was no topping birthdays after that point).
We stayed with my aunt and uncle while we were there, and one night, my cousin took me into the backyard to look through his telescope at the moon. I had never seen the moon through a telescope before, and it was magical.
Creamy white and grey and glowy, pocked with craters that I couldn't fathom.
It was early June, a cool breeze rustled through the lemon trees, and the scent of lemons twisted through our hair.
It really was the best birthday ever, that entire trip. Disney and swimming and lemon trees and the moon (and a surprise birthday party complete with new Shaun Cassidy album - SCORE)!
Dress: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Steve Madden
Earrings: Standard Style Boutique