Sierra’s 5 Year Old Tea Party

It all started just before Allison turned 5… my dear friend Katie had the wonderful idea of a mother-daughter tea party every time one of her daughters turned 5.  Like a good friend, I immediately stole her lovely idea, and the 5-year-old tea party was born.  What a blessing it has been… thank you, my dear friend!

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We are blessed to have a fabulous tea house just down the street from us, which we pass by every time we go to church.  Sierra has been waiting anxiously, and today was finally the day!

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It took me a minute to realize that this would be my last 5-year-old tea party, (unless we decide to do it with my son.)  **sniff, sniff**

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I looked at the menu, and was a little sad to not see the raspberry coconut cream black tea — a favorite of both Allison and Natalie.  I mentioned it to our server, only to find out they did have it.  Hooray!  Unfortunately, Sierra did not like it.  She picked out our second tea, which was vanilla almond.  I was pleasantly surprised to see her face light up after trying it.  Needless-to-say, we went home with both teas.

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Sierra loved the cinnamon apple scone with apple butter.  She also felt very special pouring her own cream and adding her own sugar.  I may have stopped her after about 5 or 6 spoonfuls, but at least she enjoyed the tea that way!

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Of all my children, I think Sierra had the most fun looking around.  She was especially fond of this sweet green fairy.

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Dress-up time!  I think I have a picture of both Allison and Natalie just like this one:

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Sierra was given this special candle, along with a fancy bracelet.  She couldn’t have felt more special.

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After lunch, Sierra could hardly wait to swing n the front porch swing.  Precious.

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My girl and me… what a lovely time, Sierra!  You made it so fun; even when you got silly and started yelling “Bam!”  It was also fun to watch you dance around, and to sing “Amazing Grace” when we heard it play.  I especially loved it when we both got the giggles.  Happy 5th birthday, my dear!


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