Mommy Morale

After staying home for 7 days, while one after another of my sweet family (Ty, Avery then Dale) got hit with the dreaded flu bug last week, you can imagine my delight, when we were invited over for a Tea Party at “Gramma Esther’s” house.  She always plans the NEATEST things for the kids!  It worked out perfect, it was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so Destiny had no school.  

  Avery promptly announced she wanted to be Snow White for this Tea Party, so the others followed suit and I ended up being the chauffeur to 2 Snow Whites, (1 a Queen and 1 a Princess), a Fire Fighter King and a Teddy Bear Baby.

  The kids enjoyed the playroom, and then we had a nice soup lunch, followed by…tea! 

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My kids adore tea, and tea parties with COOKIES make things even more exciting…..

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Esther had this DARLING tea set, look:

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  Thanks for a GREAT time, Grandma Esther!!!!

  Tuesday was Destiny’s day to celebrate her half birthday, which as you recall is a BIG deal in Elementary School!  And, I wanted to be the one to deliver her treats.  However, I had no desire to try to walk into Central, wielding 2 Tupperware’s of cupcakes, an infant, 2 toddlers, a camera and a diaper bag, so Dale stopped home between appointments to let me go alone.  Thanks babe!  🙂  Destiny was in bed when I decorated the cupcakes, so she was excited to see them….and me! (better enjoy being “cool” while I can) 

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  I sat and visited with her class as they ate, a teacher called Destiny up so the whole lunch room could sing to her, and then it was time for me to head back home to relieve daddy and put the little ones to nap.

  Isn’t it funny what those little breaks can do for a Mommy’s morale?

~T

Tea Time & Rubber Band Race Cars

  When Avery woke up from nap today, she had a special request:
“Momma, can I make a tea party for Ty and Destiny?”
  Aww, sure sweetie!
  Here she is having tea with her doll while she patiently waits for her brother to wake up from nap, and Destiny to be brought home from school.  In all the hub-bub of after school activity, I failed to get a photo of them actually partaking in their tea party, but the big kids were thrilled to have mini crackers (pretend chicken nuggets, apparently) and a teapot of “real” water. 
Avery was so proud and proclaimed it was “Awee’s westwaunt”.

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Then, some special visitors stopped by, a couple of special visitors actually!  First, our children’s adopted Grandparents, “Grandpa” Glen and “Gramma” Esther came by bearing gifts.  (I am sad I didn’t get a photo of them!!!!)
  Glen and Esther are actually my children’s Great great Uncle & Aunt, but when my Grandparents were still living in Arizona, they adopted our kids!  Even though my Grandparents moved back to Kansas a few years ago, the name stuck, and “Grandpa” Glen and “Gramma” Esther totally live up to that name, by spoiling our children, as Grandparents are entitled to do!  🙂
  Look what Grandpa Glen made….
 Rubber Band Racers, too cool!

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  Not long after Glen and Esther arrived, Nana stopped in and said hello.  We shared our leftover tea party snack with her.  Paxton decided to take matters into his own hands and have a snack as well. 
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  We decided to watch and see if he could manage to get it into his mouth.  And after rubbing the powdery cheese all over his nose, he did indeed succeed in a taste, which we quickly remedied by taking it away from him!
Not yet Pax, not yet!

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  It was a special way to spend the afternoon, and my children were thrilled with their new cars.  They had races all evening!

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On your marks, get set…..GO!
~T