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Mother's Day Tea - Livin' the Good Life

May. 13th, 2015

10:14 am - Mother's Day Tea

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In lieu of a May Day celebration this year, I decided to put on a Mother's Day Tea. It took me weeks to plan it (am I just not good at this, or is it normal to take this long to plan an event?)  But, I have to say, it went very, very well. I was so pleased.

It started with a little gathering in the living room where we talked about Mother's Day, and I had the children tell us what they did for their mothers on Mother's Day, which was two days ago. It was very sweet to hear their responses, from big hugs, to homemade cards, to breakfasts in bed. (Ollie drew a great big red heart, he said.)
Then we went in for the puppet show. It was a variation on one I gave years ago.



Not sure what I was doing in the photo above, but I wanted to show the audience. And below, a front shot.




When it was over, this little cutie clapped the most enthusiastically:


In the puppet show, little Robbie made a flower crown for his mother (me) for Mother's Day. So after the puppet show, the children went out on our back deck to make flower crowns for their moms:


Getting to work!






Focus,
focus...





And more focus...


The happy results!

(Thanks to Auntie Reanna for helping Ollie with this. Beautiful!)



Happy Mother's Day, all you beautiful mamas!


Playtime!




Food prepared by the children:


Time to enjoy AND to practise our manners! They all did a good job.


After a run-around outside to work off the sweet meal, we gathered inside for a song: Simple Gifts. Then it was "Goodbye!"
Time for Darlene to take a nap!

After my nap, I walked out on our back deck and saw this. A sweet reminder of a sweet day:

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 18th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
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I enjoy this post so much! So impressed the way you give of your time, and your love to these Moms and their children. This is so YOU. I'm curious how the children prepared the food? With you in your kitchen? Or did they bring it from home?

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From:lestermom
Date:May 29th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
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They brought it from home. And they could get help if they needed, but most of them did it themselves and were very proud of their offerings!
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