Wednesday, October 22, 2008

crumpets and tea

{sidenote: not that anyone even cares :) but I am going out of chronological order. oh no. yeah. The post that precedes this one is a little on the long winded side and I have not collected all the photos from it yet. So just to let you know. But, like I mentioned,not that anybody cares. hehe}

With a love of all things British (after all my name does mean "from England" :) what better way to introduce my daughter than to have a tea party at our vey own British tea room, The English Rose.

Amy and Anna Kate met Ada and I for afternoon tea at 2pm yesterday. We had a delightful time and the girls were on their very best behavior. Well, almost. Miss Lynn took great care of us and continually complimented the girls on their good behavior. As soon as we arrived Miss Lynn gave each of the girls a biscuit that they devoured. Ada not quit as gracefully as Anna Kate.

This is the before and I will spare you the after. Amy brought a child appropriate (and very cute) tea set that the girls enjoyed "sipping" and then tossing on the floor. Continually.

Yes, this is the well, almost that I previously referred to. So many times that we ended up with some damaged goods. First by Ada. Then by Anna Kate. Ada's mommy (moi) was delighted when A.K. repeated Ada's offense so her daughter was not the only one breaking things, though in general she still feels bad that it happened at all. We do apologize, again A.K.

The offense.The offender.

While the girls munched on their biscuits, the adults each had a delicious cup of asparagus soup and split a sampler of finger sandwiches. The two little A's ended up have a bit of the asparagus soup, along with many different kinds of other little people food. And we must not forget dessert. I of course went for the chocolate dish while Amy chose a palatable strawberry option. I think it is safe to say that we both would be up for a repeat.

For some after tea entertainment Anna Kate showed us her peek-a-boo skills. . .

. . .and then posed like a little cutie.

Ada thought A.K. was hilarious.

And if they had not already been the most perfect (almost) sweet angels and just as cute as could be. . .they held hands.

The four "tea huggers". Black and White. Oh yeah. Truth be told. My face was looking as shiny as one of those 1970s disco balls.


Becca and Brent said...

little girls and tea parties - how fun!

Tammy said...

what a fun outing!

Ivey Handcrafted said...

So tea parties! And I have to say I turn lots of my photos B&W - I seem to always look better :) XOXO

Amy said...

So much fun... I was so proud of our little girls!

Brad and Shana said...

Cute as pie!!