School is out, and Sugarwings was sorry to see it end. I've decided to do what I did last summer and take some time off with the girls for summer activities. Lots of painting, zoo time, movies, etc.
Before first grade was over, we were invited to an Author's Tea Party in the classroom to see the books each kid had written and illustrated. Since Sugarwings' illustrations are always unique (like her self portrait, above), I knew her book would be a fun one.
It was. You could see the influence Disney had on her topic too. Princess Leandra was the title of her book.
We decided to honor the occasion by dressing up for the tea party.
I wore my tea party hat and good dress.
After I saw this photo, I realized just how big that child has become. I'm trying to break the habit of carrying her everywhere, now that I see that soon, it will be her turn to carry me.
She already misses school. For now, she has offered to help me prep for our big party and the family reunion that goes along with it. After Birdsong ends, we are having a family dinner with relatives that are in town, and the grand fairies have a Fairy Tea Party Breakfast for their great grandmother while she is visiting from Wyoming.
It's starting out to be an exciting summer! Swimming, zoos, walks in the woods, arts and crafts, movies, and most likely, more tea parties. I've been collecting ideas from Pinterest for things to make, and Sugarwings and I have compiled a shopping list of ingredients to have on hand for them.
I can't wait.