The ladies snacked (although it looked a little like gorging to me) on blackberries, powdered doughnuts, butter cookies, and mini banana muffins. A greater number of "treats" than they've ever had in one sitting before (at least for Elysa and Katelyn)! They used the prettiest little porcelain tea set, each plate and cup painted with delicate pink roses.
Grandma started the morning by taking the girls into a bedroom and giving each a fancy hat to wear. She also gave them pretty little necklaces, wrapped in tissue paper at each of their places. Don't you love Katelyn's teasing look and her red hat?
Hope gets a lot of exposure in this post, but I couldn't resist the next series of shots.Eva's smile says, "aren't we all grown up and beautiful, mom?" She had her very best manners on display that morning with lots of , "May I please have some more...., Grandma?"
Grandma was dressed in girlish finery herself and used her best tea-pouring skills. Elysa was by far the oldest of the cousins present that day, but as always, was a great sport about spending time with the "little" girls. After all, she said it was the first tea party she had attended!
Of course it is nearly impossible to get a great shot of little more than one little person at a time, so I was disappointed that I didn't get a really good picture of all the little girls together with Grandma. Here they are after tea time had concluded on Grandma's front steps. Thanks for the special memory, Grandma. I know the girls loved it!