A few weeks ago, Laura had a Birthday Tea Party for a girlfriend. She spent months planning it. First she chose a theme…lemons… and then went from there. The menu was:
Tuna fish sandwiches
We had fun shopping for the ingredients and special little decorations for the special day. That morning we awoke to dark clouds and rain and wind, but our dining room was bright and ready to welcome the girls to tea. Laura had spent most of Sunday afternoon baking, so Monday morning was just decorating and putting together a few last minuet things.
A few minutes before the girls arrived, I walked into the dining room and found Gabe up on a chair. He was thrilled with the spread of sweets before him. He had even found an empty bottle of his and set a place for himself. So when I picked him up and carried him back to the kitchen, the poor little guy had a meltdown. He knew this meant tuna fish in the highchair in the kitchen with the other boys. He was so inconsolable that I ended up putting him down for a nap a little early.
The tea party was lovely. I had fun watching the girls eat and drink. It was also fun to get a chance to serve Laura and her girlfriends. Laura helps me every day. I often say she is my right hand. She loves to cook and clean and take care of Gabe and Maryann. So on this day, I got the blessing of serving my precious daughter and watching her and her girlfriends talk and laugh and talk some more!
Gabe at the table.
His bottle in the spot he reserved for himself.
Mad at me for removing him from all the food!
Lovely name tags by Emily
The Birthday Girl!
Lemon Tea with LOTS of sugar!!
The favorite food of the day. Lemon candies.
Laura’s hand stitched gift to her girlfriend.
All the big girls helped with clean up. Within 30 minutes, every dish was washed and put away!