Here are my Mom, myself and my girls at a Mother/Daughter tea that the Women's ministry team from her church sponsored, on Saturday.
It was lovely, held outside at a beautiful home
The tables were simple yet pretty - white tablecloths, a bit of pink tulle, and peonies cut from someone's garden. The placed a couple of pedestals on the tables with chocolate covered strawberries, brownies, lemon bars and rice crispy treats.
They also had chilled strawberry soup - it had an unusual spice added - cloves! I had never thought of using cloves with strawberries before. I don't care for the strong flavor of cloves so, it was not a favorite with me. Bummer! I love strawberries!
It was very bright and sunny - so we all had our sunglasses on!
It was also my sweet Momma's birthday! She is 39 years old. She says the scary thing about being 39 is that she is now younger than her own children! Amazing how that happened isn't it?
On Sunday I threw a baby shower for Kayleigh. My granddaughter is due in 4 weeks! It is getting close!
You can see here Emily's Bitty Baby dressed up in a onsie that I embroidered for my granddaughter, and I also knit her wee little cap. The crib is a gift from our family and my parents (the great grandparents!) to Nate, Kay and Kamryn! It is a mini convertible crib. So, so cute! It converts to a toddler bed then to a single bed instead of a full size bed. It fits their living space much better than a full crib yet it has all the beautiful styling and design of a full size crib. It uses portacrib sheets which were hard to find so I bought fabric at JoAnn's and made one! It is that cute brown and pink polka dot item the dolly is sitting on. The brown and pink blanket you see, I made to go with the sheet. I am next going to attempt to make a crib bumper using the left over brown and pink soft material! What fun to sew for my wee grandgirl who is coming soon!
Of course the girls and I did my usual sweet and savory tea. Scones, mock Devonshire cream, homemade lemon curd, mini quiches and Emily's amazing Lemon Bars. They have an unusual topping that makes them divine, in my opinion! I will get her to post the recipe and then link to it for you!
Here you can see they pretty table - I used a vintage looking floral fabric on our huge table and added a smaller lace tablecloth on top.
Another pretty view of the table, our punch, which was on the counter, was pink lemonade with Sprite - no water added. It was a pretty pink color and tangy in flavor! Of course we had tea.
Here you can see the crib, next to the Momma to be. Notice the little girls listening to Kay.
From this view you can see the rest of the guests. It was special to have mothers and daughters together - showing love and being excited to welcome a new Rabe Babe!