O.k.   so it wasn’t EXACTLY the first day of spring, but we celebrated the beginning of spring with a tea party.   (Don’t tell anyone that it actually snowed in the morning . . . . . because no one will believe you anyway – I had to drive Frank to work up north of Cumming, and yes it really was snowing up there! )    As soon as I returned from taking Frank (and the only male in the house was 11 month old Allen Walker) us girls got to work.  It was SO much fun!  It is always SO special for me to be in the kitchen with my girls.  We’re all so busy that it doesn’t happen all the time, so I treasure the moments when it does happen.

This was our menu:

Apples and Dip (recipe included in blog in RECIPE category); Deviled eggs, Scones with homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream, sausage rolls, cucumber sandwiches, turkey sandwiches (crusts removed of course), ham cheese & pineapple on sticks, cherry tomatos halved.    We drank tea and had grape/peach tea for an alternative beverage.  For dessert with had cupcakes with a touch of strawberry on top, sliced grapes, and whole strawberries dipped in white chocolate.

Now for the MOST important part of our day – OUR GUESTS were the Cozad girls – Amy, Claire & Taylor.   They came directly from Claire’s school, and promptly excused themselves to put on their beautiful dresses!  Here they are BEFORE we ate:

Is it time to eat yet?

So we sat down at the table, prayed, put our napkins in our laps and we were ‘off to the races’.   I think the cups of grape tea were the greatest hit for Taylor!

Mommy, can I have some more?

then again,  maybe she liked the whipped cream the best . . . . .

I'm just going to use my fingers, o.k. Mom?

Let me just say, at this point, that the conversation was delightful and oh my,  you should have heard the impeccable manners!   Elizabeth did not sit down to eat with us, as she was waiting on us, hand and foot.  “Would you like another scone, Mrs. Amy?   Would you care for more tea?   Let me just clear away the tea things, and I’ll bring in the dessert,  etc etc. . . . . .”    Elizabeth was also our very capable photographer.  Please do NOT tell my English friends about the child labor situation in the Gwin household – Charles Dickens will be turning over in his grave!   Here’s a picture of Claire sitting like a little LADY – good job Claire – you were amazing!

Princess Claire

We did have one or two little distractions.  I’d say this was a rather LARGE one.

The Party Entertainment

Of course we have to have ONE shot of the food.   Amy, let’s do this again – you are great company.   You look really angelic in this picture sweetheart!

Hungry anyone?
L-R: Clair, Anne, Amy & Taylor
May I pass you some more sausage rolls?

The after tea entertainment was Allen’s responsibility.  Heather painted the little girl’s fingernails, and then Allen Alexander Walker had to ADMIRE them.

Why aren't you looking at my fingernails?

Everyone on the couch for a Group Hug!

Thank you Cozad Girls for joining us for such a Happy Time!   We love you and hope you can come again soon!  With love from Mrs. Vicki, Anne, Elizabeth & Heather. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Can anyone spot the cream that we spilled on our clothes? Claire made us feel better, but telling us that it just blends in!

2 thoughts

  1. Hi Vicki,

    Well, you sure went to a lot of work to host a very nice little tea party. We would haved love to have have been there. We both love devilled eggs and who doesn’t like little “pigs -in-blankets”? But GRAPE tea …. oh yuck !!!!! lol. We’ll have to have a tea party next time Mom and I come down for a vist. We love you.

    Love

  2. This is the first time I’m seeing this. So sweet! What an amazing day this was. You and your girls did more than you should have. Thank you so much for the special memory for Claire, Taylor and me. We love you all!
    Amy

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