JoySchool snack time Tea Party (how could Charlie NOT dress up as a princess with this crowd?)
We've even had a few special mommy/hazel tea parties in the afternoon while Charlie is napping. Hazel suddenly becomes very grown up and polite during the party. When we're alone we have really pretty fun, interesting conversations (never thought this day would come....hallelujah!) We've decided that she gets to pretty much be the boss during the tea party (which thrills her to death). The very first time we did this with friends we sat down and Hazel said (totally unprompted), "Welcome to our Tea Set. We're so glad you're all here. I pick Addi to say the prayer." My dear friend Kristy's little girl came to play for a few days while her dad campaigned in New Hampshire for Romney. Hazel loved having a "real princess girl" over with golden hair.
Even Charlie loves tea parties (mostly for the tea with sugar cubes and the Graham crackers....and the occasional chance to dress as a princess.)I'm loving this part of motherhood. Thanks for the inspiration Grandma Shumway!