Saturday, September 12, 2020

First Day of Home School!

 OK. I know, I know. I used to be all about

 afternoon tea parties and table-scapes and decor.

I still am all about those things....of course...but there is no way

 I can let her very first week of school go by without sharing


 I mean, that is what a Grandma DOES, right?????!!???

Just look at that look of anticipation and pride on her face!

Her little top has apples and sunflowers on it.

She is showing off her Princess Pink Poppy Pencil Pal

that her auntie gave her to celebrate her first day of school!

You may recall that she is a big time pink fan, ha ha. 


My daughter worked all summer long preparing her

homeschooling lesson plans for little girl.

I think they were both very excited to begin

 this new chapter in their lives.

(This pic says so much about how she felt getting started!)

Together they fixed up a big corner of their crafting area of their basement to make into a perfect schoolroom.

There is a globe, and a clock to learn time, a magnifying glass,

and books and crafts and toys and paper

 and all things needed to help her learn!

And yes, there is even a pink dinosaur bones figurine!

She is on kindergarten and first grade level lessons

 (she just turned 4)

so she should be well and ready for grade school

if and when the world ever heals from Covid.

She will have a test on Fridays reviewing all

she learned in that week -

 and yesterday she passed her tests with perfect scores.

I am proud of them both!

For all those homeschooling their children (or others')

wishing you all the success and luck!

Saying a prayer for all the teachers!

You are all truly amazing!!!!!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

It Is Still Summer! (Outdoor Luncheon)


Before summer is just a pleasant memory and our worlds become filled with pumpkins and cinnamon and apples and leaves...

I wanted to share a recent summertime outdoor afternoon tea luncheon I hosted for my daughters and my sweet grand daughter.



I kept it simple so I had more time to be with them. 

My heart was full of joy!

           I picked some daisies that were blooming in my garden

       and placed in an old crystal vase for our centerpiece.



I used my Laura Ashley "Lidia" pattern for our dishes,
 and since it was hot we had iced tea in my pink depression
 water glasses, and the cups and saucers for the soup.

I simply grilled up some cheese sandwiches.

 My homemade vegetable beef soup

 I made the night before and just had to heat up. 

For extra yummy toasted cheese sammies

add cream cheese in with your normal cheese.

I made homemade real vanilla bean custard the night before

 and just added a few blueberries on top just prior to serving. 


It was a big hit with everyone - especially this little cutie!


After our long chatty lunch we sat in the Zen Room

         and Grandpa was able to finish his work in time

 to have a nice visit with them, too.

 (He's been working from home since first week of March.)

Those two get pretty goofy sometimes,

 always thinking up fun things to do!

(Such as zipping up the grand girl in a folding camp chair canvas bag!)

And walking around the backyard with her

with her squealing with delight. 

Goofs, I tell ya!

Love that face he's giving me!!

I can hear what he is thinking:

"This is a perfectly normal thing to be doing, Shell!"

"Hey, Aga! You look just like Mickey Mouse!"

Just around the corner Autumn will set in 

and our hummers will be gone for another year....

It's hot out today, though, and it's not ready to end just yet!

We are hanging onto it as long as we are able!

I hope you all enjoy these last glorious weeks of summer.

As always thank you for your visit.