spring + tea = magic

Some one pinch me and tell me it isn't mid-April already?  Maybe it was the big snow storm a couple of weeks ago or having easter in April, isn't it usually in March?   I feel like it should only be March on the calendar.  Despite my calendar doubting there is no doubt that spring is making her presence known.  Each day brings more of our fine feathered friends to the lake, it is a naturalist paradise out there.  As well as the geese, the ducks, seagulls, robins and other wee migratory birds have all returned.  They are flitting about eating off the goodness of the land.  It is so good to see them all again, it's like the return of good friends.  

tea party.......

With the snow quickly becoming a thing of the past, and I'm really hoping it will stay that way for at least another 6 months, the change in weather means new activities for our crew.  Ones that involve a whole lot of outdoor living.  Long drives, biking, trailing, picnicking, beaching, and maybe even some camping - I'll have to work on the hubby a bit more with this one.  Needless to say we will be packing a whole lot of outdoor living in the next 3 seasons. 

tea party......

tea party..

Today will be a good start and I think a walk in the fresh air will do us all good to kick off the cabin fever that grabbed us so forcefully with the last snow.  We managed a bit of this over the weekend with the cousins in a good game of street hockey.  It was a lot of fun but really they all have me whipped, this mumma can't run like she used to. 

tea party....

When we weren't outside playing we were indoors hunting, for eggs that is.  Our egg hunt on Sunday was preempted by seasonal rain so we quickly changed gears and hid the goodies indoors.  After the egg hunt the kids sat down to spring tea with their very own tea set, a little gift for enduring a long winter.  It was fun watching little hands and not so little hands, after all the big boys are turning into tween and teen agers right before my eyes, do it themselves.   Their tea lasted for well over an hour with lots of chatter and giggling.  They sat together drinking, eating cookies and for a moment I could see them older, partaking the same way in love and conversation.  Big brother taking the time and care to listen to the thoughtful words of his little sister, which don't always come easy when you are only 4 years old.   I love how something so simple can be enjoyed by all.  It's like magic

tea party.....

How was your weekend?


  1. Wow, what a happy weekend. I love your tea party and are those napkin rings? Happy Easter.

  2. Hi Simone, yes, those are mushroom napkin rings, they are so cute!

  3. What a precious little tea party! How special it must be to witness those lovely little interactions and envision your childrens' future sibling bond. I'm sure they will continue with mom's traditions. I love it!

  4. It was really special watching them interact and I hope they continue to
    always make time for each other. They inspire me to be a better person and


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