Abigail got to open two presents in the morning before Bruce left for work. One was her requested 'birthday dress' with an extra little surprise...a matching doll dress. (I had to do some serious eleventh-hour sewing to get these done in time...why do I procrastinate?!!!!!!!)
After school and lunch, a few friends arrived for a birthday tea party. The invitations requested that the girls 'wear their favorite dress and bring their best-behaved doll'...and they all did. What a bunch of princesses!
(I forgot to take a picture of the dolls at their very own tea table...)They even had their own waiter! David wanted to be included but recognized that it was going to be all girls, so he offered to be the waiter, complete with suit and tie. He did a superb job pouring their 'tea' (hot chocolate) and serving them cream, marshmallows, and sweet treats. The girls took it all very seriously and it was so sweet to hear the murmur of ladylike conversation and the clink of my good china (which came out for this very special occasion).
We walked, talked, played, and enjoyed the lovely spring scenery.
...to be continued in the next post!