Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Afternoon Tea Parties
My daughter has been begging me to have tea parties with her. The last time I went to the tea parlor I bought a little tea strainer, so that we can do loose tea. It has been so much fun! We had two tea parties in two days! She better not complain for awhile! LOL! We got our our late Grandma Jeske's tea set that she made and carefully pour tea and eat lots of goodies. I made cucumber sandwiches (whole wheat bread, mayo, cucumbers, salt and pepper) and homemade lemon, almond biscotti. We had Bourbon Street Vanilla tea with milk and raw sugar. It was the perfect snack. You can see the strainer better if you click on the collage.
Andrew has been joining our tea parties. He is very careful and really enjoys participating. I really try to focus on restaurant manners and such. My goal is to be able to take all of my children one day to the local tea parlor and not be totally humiliated!
Jessica always likes to pour the tea and claims that she is the hostess. I think being able to serve tea is a huge asset to being a lady.
Today, Steve is hunting for his deer. He took the two older boys and and I am planning on going to Mom's Morning Out with the four others. Looking forward to socializing a bit with other moms. I haven't been out much lately. I just hope little Miss Lily isn't a bear. The poor thing is still teething her first bottom teeth. She just can't seem to push them through. Maybe I should try "watering her teeth" as Andrew suggested, so that "they will grow". I'm just about game to try anything! Please pray for her. Her saliva is becoming very acidic along with her poop. She is having horrible diaper rash and breaks my heart when she screams from pain.
I hate teething! After all the work to get them in, they fall out eventually! It's a bum deal! LOL!
Have a great day, everyone! I'm planning on it...