Hats and Tea

On the day of our Tea Room visit, the girls put on their dresses and the hats.  And, of course, I wanted pictures.

Mimi “stylin'”!

“Auntie Linda” went to the tea room with us and, luckily, took some pictures too.  She got this one that I really like of Mimi before we left our house.

Lulu did wear shoes to the tea room, just not for this picture!

Coco is 12 and becoming quite a young lady.

“Which of these things is not like the other?”  (Do they still play that game on Sesame Street?)  Maybe I should have made hats for Linda and me too.  But I think there may be a very fine line between paper hats being cute on children and maybe a little silly on retirees.

All three of the girls chose hot chocolate to drink and were delighted to find out that they still got their own individual tea pot even though they weren’t drinking tea!

Mimi was given a very pretty, tiny little tea cup and was very careful with it.  And she was okay with me doing the pouring for her.  I was very proud of how ladylike she and her sisters behaved.

I was glad Linda went with us — she really helped make it a party.  And I see from this picture what the server meant when she asked if we were sisters.  We do look somewhat alike!  I guess that comes from all those years we’ve been hangin’ around together!

Each of the children got a dessert plate that looked like this.  Mimi proceeded to use her little demitasse spoon to scrape the frosting off the cute little cake — eating the frosting and leaving the poor little cake “naked”.

But, she didn’t let it go to waste …

… she got a “to go” bag and took it home to Papa.  He agreed to eat it only after she assured him that she didn’t lick the frosting off.

We had a great time. But I had figured once the event was over, we would just throw the hats away (saving whatever was re-usable).  So, I was surprised when the girls said they wanted to take their hats home with them.  They certainly aren’t designed to be long-lasting, so I have no idea how long it will be before they totally fall apart, but I was delighted that they liked them well enough to go to the trouble.

Score one for Nana!

15 Responses to Hats and Tea

  1. C. Beth says:

    What a fun day! I am VERY impressed with how well the hats match their pretty outfits!

  2. Sandra says:

    Beth — I was pleased about that too. And, believe me, I was very SURPRISED they matched so well! 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    What a wonderful memory you have made for them and for you! Looks like a great time was had by all! I’m sure they will remember this for a long time! You are so creative and fun, Aunt Sandy!

    Have a great weekend! 😀

  4. Linda says:

    What fun reliving the event through this post and your pictures. I LOVE the close-up of Co-Co taken at the tea room. I know she was feeling a little self-conscious about the hat, but she and the hat look beautiful in that picture. It would make a lovely painting. All three of your granddaughters (and my pretend nieces) are lovely young ladies. I hope they enjoyed that outing as much as I did.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for sharing your fun time with us!!

  6. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Julie. I WAS very pleased with how the hats came out. I was prepared they could be a disaster that never saw the light of day. I was also prepared that, even if I DID like them, the girls might not want to wear them to the tea room. So, it turned into a happy memory for all of us. 🙂 Love, Aunt Sandy

    btw, there was lots of ooohing and aaaahing over the baby blanket you crocheted when it was opened at the baby shower yesterday. You obviously have a natural talent for that — it was beautiful!

    Linda — Thanks so much for going with us — you really did add to the fun! I really like that picture of Coco too.

    Cheryl — No, thank YOU for taking the time to read about it! 🙂

  7. Candy says:

    They are really beautiful girls and the hats and dresses look like they fit their personalities so well! You’ve got some great portraits here.

  8. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Candy. That comment about my photos is especially appreciated because you are SO GOOD at photography! 🙂

  9. Amy O says:

    How fun!

  10. Sandra says:

    Amy — I hope it was fun for them, because it was definitely fun for ME!

  11. Hilary says:

    Aww that’s just adorable. I read this and the previous post. You are one cool, fun grandmother, Sandra. You grandkids are blessed.

    I’m in catchup mode having just returned from the cottage .. I’m not likely to comment on all posts but I will read them. 🙂

  12. Sandra says:

    I was really pleased with how this whole plan worked out. When I came up with the idea, I was totally prepared for the hats to be a disaster, or even if they came out all right, that the kids would not be interested in wearing them. So color me happy! 🙂

  13. Dick Blinka says:

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  14. Sandra says:

    Reblogged this on Add Humor and Faith….mix well and commented:

    A little late for Easter hat making, but I loved these hats, even if I did make them! : )

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