This year Meilani and I attended the "Mommy and Me Tea" at our church, The Bridge, to make Mother's Day/weekend special.
Meilani has really been excited about tea parties since Christmas when Auntie Caron gave her a tea set. She often plays pretend tea parties with her dolls and hosts a Story time for them as well. On Saturday, we dressed up in "tea party attire," including a fabulous vbrown party dress (See slide show above) Mama found for Meilani at the Coast. Meilani loved the puppet show presented for the little girls at the party.
We sat at DeeDee Baumann's table, which was decorated so beautifully with giant roses from her garden. Her daughter, Abi, is just a little older than Meilani. We enjoyed homemade scones with lemon curd, cucumber tea sandwiches, chocolate cookies and various kinds of tea. We also heard a message about mothers and daughters given by Serena Isaak. She compared each of her daughters to different types of tea - so sweet.
On Sunday, we sat with Nana Maria in church and celebrated Mother's Day with her.
After church, we headed for Woodward Park with Nana, Papa and Nama Chris for a picnic. I loved sitting in the shade with my daughters and mothers. No cooking. No dishes. Great conversation. And then we headed home for an afternoon nap. Bliss.