Tessa is seven! I sometimes feel that she may as well be five years older than that for all I put on her.
This was not a friend birthday party year (phew!), so instead we grabbed her Anna and went to La Madeleine for dinner. She got to pick out her own fancy slice of cake (again, phew! She wasn't sad I didn't bake a full one!) and she sat and visited with her friend all through dinner.
Here she is opening some of her presents from parents and grandparents:
I try not to take our Tessa for granted. She is an exceptionally creative and kind child. I learn a lot from her. I also think I may be getting back some of what I gave to my mom when I was little when she starts in on how things should be done. There you go, Mom! :)