See why I chose the FIRST title?
Dear Laura(at Decor to Adore--I found her site while researching thatched cottages for homeschool--so glad I did!) is having this WONDERFUL, tempting, joy-and-giggle-inducing, girly-stuff, swoon-worthy blog party for her series on the upcoming Royal Wedding(I never knew there was so much to know about the British monarchy!). It was tempting to join. Then I got sick. Then I began feeling guilty about not doing enough school work with the kids(see note about being sick). THEN we began studying Great Britain's checkered relationship with India. . .the Crystal Palace. . . .Queen Victoria . . .TEA.
I saw the inlet to allow me to steal some time for joining a FUN party. The challenge was, I had really not planned ahead for this one.
SOOO, Tuesday evening I sketched out my "ideal" plan. . .
Wednesday we got the oldest child settled into her class online, picked up the toys from my "rosy room"(YES! Finally!) and the other three and I headed out to the local grocer(s). It was going to be a DAY.
Home again we made pizzas for lunch(C had been sweet to make the dough while we were out), cleaned the kitchen, and began our attack. . .
Here are the results of our shop, cook, mix, and bake-a-thon Wednesday afternoon. We actually had "tea" in place(and time)of dinner!!!!! I hope you enjoy just this tiny peek into our "school project". My Redhead now knows how to make ALL of the things we had to eat--I'll call that a good lesson, and next time SHE wants a tea party(which will be soon, I do not doubt), SHE can DO IT HERSELF(oh, how many years have I been hearing this little girl say that?)!!!
Lest I ramble more, and scare you away before you've had a single scone, I'll leave you with a quote:
"Come along inside. . .we'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place."
from The Wind in the Willows
Here you go. Enjoy!
Linking to Laura's fun High Tea Tablescapes over at Decor to Adore!
"Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting,
Favorite chairs anticipating,
No matter what I have to do,
My friend there's always time for you."
with love and friendship,