It all started with the lure of a shiny of a shiny object. Doesn’t it always?
Around the age of 2, each grandchild asked about the silver tea pot.
I tried to explain the purpose of it, but I had not actually used it in a long time.
So before Reid became too “old” and after Caroline was just “old” enough, I decided to have a tea party for just them. And I decided to do it on Valentine’s Day.
I reserved a table.
And decorated it. Even made some special placemats.
Made some of their favorites. Little brownies.
Red velvet cupcakes.
The first African Violets I have ever grown myself!
First we watched the Charlie Brown Valentine special on TV.
Reid looks like he has a pony tail! It is actually Caroline sitting very close to him.
Reid gets a perpetual calendar as his Valentine’s present.
Caroline gets a new cloche hat. She loves cloche hats.
And the tea party begins! Southern sweet tea (iced) was the beverage du jour. The food was not all desserts—those are little hot dogs in the top tray. Caroline has brought a friend.
Caroline decided to go to her “stash” and bring out another friend. Notice that she wore her red tutu.
And she invites yet another friend.
Gee, I hope I made enough food.
I knew since computers weren’t involved, a tea party would not exactly be Reid’s “cup of tea.”
A little chocolate….and he became a real trooper!
But I think his favorite part—breadsticks and marinara!
It really was Caroline’s “cup of tea.”
She loved the sugar cubes, although they were just for show.
I told Reid I knew it probably had not been as much fun for him and that I appreciated that he played along with Caroline.
And his response was “But Pammy, this is the best tea party I have ever had!”
And that, my dears, was my Valentine’s present!