Oct 9, 2017

{Tea Party Anyone?}


Tea Time can be any time, anywhere, and with anyone. Right?


First things first though and it was a field trip to the fair with this sweet grandgirl.


Needless to say she had a ball.


To see through the eyes of a child with excitement is nothing short of a miracle that God allows us.

After the field trip I carried her to lunch which she could pick anywhere she wanted to go. Burger King is was. 
Of course we watched a couple of cartoons at home and then it was time for a LOW TEA
 


To the grands play room we went and our tea party began. 


I must share with you my Kyleigh's take on raspberry hot tea (warm for her). She sipped on it just a bit as she ate her shortbread cookie. I knew by her facial expressions that THIS was not her favorite so I said "Ky, you don't like the Raspberry tea?". She shook her little head no and said "Nana, I love the tea cup though but I would rather have a coke!"
Well, she didn't get a coke but she did get some good old fashion sweet tea, COLD. LOL!

Our next adventure was playing kickball in which she kicked the ball in the fishing pond.  Yes, we are well rounded women in my family. We can have a tea party one minute and play kick ball the next! Herb picking was next. I had an abundance of Oregano that needed harvesting so she picked and washed.



You know, one really doesn't have to spend a fortune, or have the nicest things, or even decorate with the finest to make memories that will last a lifetime. All it takes is LOVE.



Stay tuned as I will be sharing the Pumpkin Bread with caramel sauce that I talked about making last week. YES, I did add some chocolate chips. Let's just say that I had my own TEA PARTY


I hope that you all have a great week and remember, "Today is the day that the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it".
Psalm 118:24 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

 

50 comments:

  1. Adorable pictures Cindy. I know she enjoyed every moment of her day with you. Love her little boots. You know I don't care too much for hot tea either so I am with her. Give me a coke or sweet tea. I did manage to decorate my breakfast bar. Sending you pics by email.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie I pulled up the pics. Cute! I love that floral piece. Yes, I will give you some coke or sweet tea! LOL!

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  2. You? Caramel? Never! See, I remembered that about you and every time I walk down the aisle at Walmart where the Nonnie's salted caramel biscotti are, I always think of you! Now caramel sauce on pumpkin bread has GOT to be the bomb-diggity! What a sweet time that little tea party was for you both. I will drink Kyleigh's raspberry tea...it is one of my faves. :D

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    1. You know me well my friend! Girl that was the best pumpkin bread ever I made with the caramel sauce. Can't wait to share the recipe with you. I love raspberry tea too. Actually, I used the last bag of raspberry that you gave to me for Kyleigh that day.

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  3. I absolutely love tea, Cindy, and your photos are so beautiful and heartwarming! Warm hugs and love to you. :)

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  4. Kyleigh is adorable, Cindy! Love her cowgirl boots! How polite she was ,not to say she didn't like the raspberry tea but when asked said she really loved the tea cup. That is precious.
    Your tea set is beautiful! What fun it was to have a day of being together at the fair, your tea party and then kickball.
    Now, your pumpkin bread with caramel sauce sounds and looks wonderful. I look forward to the recipe. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. What really melted my heart was that she thanked me for going with her to the fair! Now that just made me want to take her somewhere else. LOL!

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  5. What a sweet time you must've had with your granddaughter at the fair and then a little tea party at home. :) I really enjoy having little tea parties as well.
    I hope you have a most lovely week, friend!

    Much love,
    Ashley
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    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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  6. You my friend, can make a dreary day just plum lovely....I just love your granddaughter. She looks just like you, smiles.

    Have a lovely rest of the week, friend.

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    1. Awe thanks Linda. Well, I've never had anyone tell me that cute thing looked like me but I will take it! LOL! She really looks like her daddy though. LOL!

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  7. Your granddaughter is too cute, Cindy! She already has excellent taste in china (love your purple chintz!) so it's just a matter of time before she acquires a taste for "hot tea". I'm intrigued by your pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and caramel. Yum!

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    1. Thanks Margie. That teapot and cup has always been my favorite. I am good with serving that sweet girl cold tea if she wants it. LOL! My mom loves hot tea. She gave up coffee years ago and that is all she will drink now. I try to keep her supplied in flavored teas but she always goes back to regular black tea. Thanks for stopping by Margie.

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  8. Hi Cindy! I can't wait to have tea parties with my grand-girls. I think it's completely normal to not like tea at that age, and I love that your grandchild could tell you honestly that she didn't like it. (Personally, I LOVE raspberry tea!)
    You are so right, you don't need money and big stuff to have fun with your family. Just the love and sharing of time is what all children need and love!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks Ceil. I love Raspberry too but oh I am enjoying some pumpkin spice right now. Nope, we don't need a whole of stuff to make memories that's for sure. Don't get me wrong, I love to doll things up but sometimes, it's better when you leave well enough alone and just go with the flow. The truth is Kyleigh could care less about the pretty china. But she loved it that Nana would have a tea party with her and allow her to use my china. That is worth it all. I can more china. But I can't buy more memories.

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  9. You're an awesome Nana. She's such a little cutie. Looking forward to the recipe....I love caramel...and pumpkin...and chocolate! 😊

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    1. Deb, I want to make this recipe again but I am going to use nuts which I love. You know one nut loves another nut! LOL!

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  10. Sounds like a great day. Thinking I might just have to go fix me a cup of tea...or a glass of cold tea.

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    1. Cold tea works for me too Pam. Hope you are having a great week.

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  11. Kyleigh is a sweetheart and those cowgirl boots...what a hoot! Loved seeing you two enjoy a cup of tea together and her honesty is so sweet. Looking forward to your recipe which, actually, can go with high or low tea! Thanks so much for your prayers for me. I'm convinced they got me through this. Love you, Cindy.

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    1. Mary, I am so glad to see you posting again. Have been praying for total healing for you. Yes, she loves those boots. The fair grounds seem to always be muddy so boots it was for her. I grabbed out the old sneakers and so glad I did. The pumpkin bread was a hit. I made some for our Sunday school party this past Sunday. Have a good week.

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  12. What sweet memories you are creating for the future. Looks like an enjoyable time for both of you. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. You are so right about not needing the most fancy stuff to make wonderful memories! Kyleigh will remember this day forever! (And so will you!!). We went to see Andy in Montana again. He and J went hunting most days and, boy did they have fun!! Talk about making memories! I tackled some projects and read 2 books. I also got to cook for that boy. We sure miss him! Enjoy your week, dear friend!

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    1. Oh I know those guys made lots of memories. So glad you got to work on a few projects and read two books! I usually read at least two books while at the beach. It is so nice to be able to just relax a little and read. Glad you got to cook for your boy too. Memories in the makings.

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  14. Oh, what a precious time you had with your sweet grandgirl! She will remember those memories always! Thank you for sharing with us. I always leave your blog with a smile. :)

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    1. Awe thanks Cheryl. You are always so sweet. Thank you for stopping by.

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  15. What a fun time for you and your little Miss Kyleigh!! Don't our sweet grands keep us enjoying life? I loved that Kyleigh didn't really like the raspberry tea, but was so polite about it. You both look like little dolls, Cindy!
    I'm looking forward to your pumpkin bread recipe. Have a wonderful week, my friend. xx

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    1. Kitty we did have fun. Yes she was so polite about it. But what melted my heart even more was the fact that she thanked me for going to the fair with her. Can't wait to share my pumpkin bread recipe. I pinned yours yesterday!

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  16. Hi Cindy, What a special tea party with your darling Miss Kyleigh. She has such a sweet smile and how nice of her to be so polite in answering you about the tea. Love all your photos and seeing the fun you had together. Beautiful time making memories. Always uplifting to visit here my friend. Have a great week. xo

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  17. Thanks you dear lady. Celestina, I have an older, wiser, friend that told me once: Honey, make all the memories you can because one day they will keep you company! So very true!

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  18. Sweet, sweet, very sweet post! You are a FUN, well rounded grandma!! I love one on one time with my grandchildren. I got a whole half hour this morning with my youngest granddaughter :-)

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    1. Thanks Ann Marie. Oh I bet you enjoyed every minute with your grand too.

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  19. What a cutie! :) I never knew the difference between high tea and low tea. Thanks for the education! :) And hey...did you notice in my photos titled "Our Testimony, Post #2" that you and I have the same exact shirt? Great minds think alike!

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    1. Girl, I am going back to look at the part 2 & 3 I missed. I am playing catch up this week. I am loving your testimonies on how God has provided. And I am still in awe at how the DUCK COMMANDER himself married you guys and what all Phil and family done. I will catch up.

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  20. Hi Cindy! What fun and your little grand daughter looks a lot like her grandmother! Wish I could have joined your little tea party! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Awe thanks Sheila. Wished you could have joined us too. Loving your doll house!

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  21. This looks like such a fun day for you both. You are the best grandma!! I love this tradition!

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  22. Cindy, Kyleigh is a doll and what a grand time the two of you had! The tea party is so sweet and I am glad that precious girl got some ice-cold sweet tea! Looking forward to the recipe! Hugs!

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  23. How sweet! you are giving her so many special memories!

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  24. What a cutie, and what a fun grammy you are! I had a tea with our little granddaughter, Saydee and she loved it and keeps asking when we can have another one. Can't wait to hear that recipe. I love caramel!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Awe I bet that sweet Saydee had so much fun too. Been praying for you Jann. Asking the Lord for total healing.

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  25. Making precious memories with a sweet little granddaughter....that's always very special.

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  26. I've been away from 'blog world' for quite a while and what a lot I've missed. You have been posting such love but my favourite has to be reading about your Ruby Wedding Anniversary, 40 wonderful years! My husband and I are only half way there, but you guys are such an inspiration! Sending lots of love from over the pond xxx

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    1. Thanks Josie. Life is busy for sure. So glad you stopped by.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy