Wednesday, February 25, 2015
You are not going to believe me. This idea popped into my head on the way home from Mass on Sunday afternoon. It was a balmy 38 out. That is sooooo warm for Connecticut in February. Last night it was below 0. That is more normal around here. So when I felt the sunshine and warm air after Mass I couldn't help but think we've got to get out! I was thinking, I wish we could have a picnic outside. And then it dawned on me, we could. And all of a sudden we were home. I was carting the little table outside and making mitten sandwiches. And this is what I came up with.
I had all the food already in the house. Just had to warm soup up. I got it piping hot knowing that it would cool off fast outside and I wanted them to eat something warm.
My Grandma Sullivan gave me this Wedgwood Strawberry China when Scott and I got engaged back in 1994. I remember opening it up on Christmas Eve... Scott sitting next to me.
And them my parents bought me the matching tea pot when they went to London years ago.
"If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you"
~ William Gladstone
I told the girls to stay in their church clothes and I brought things out one at a time. (while Scott kept an eye on the food so the birds didn't have their own tea party.
They were so excited and I don't think they really beleved that I was giong to let them eat outside in the winter.
You can tell that I was 'putting it together' as it was going on. I ran in to add more props as it went along. (I'm not one to think it through before... when I get an idea I want to do it NOW) So I added in the hat and the gloves.
And her moose muff
My favorite picture... It's their faces... how they always look... together. I am so grateful for them.
Yup, it was good! Finger lickin good!