Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Tea for the Little Ones

Hello everyone!
    It is a beautiful sunny day here with the promise of sunshine all week so it is a great day for a spring party or two! It is also March break here so there are some happy faces here today.

  What better way to welcome spring then a tea party for the 'little ones'?

We are all set up just waiting for the arrival of our six youngest grandchildren.

Pretty child size teacups are waiting.



Finally,they are here and Jessie is pouring the tea.
Olivia always loves a tea party!
Lucas wants to check out the Easter candy.

They enjoyed some fruit as among these little ones we have allergies to wheat, eggs and dairy making it a bit more complicated to find food that everyone can eat but we are working on it.

Little Abby enjoyed herself too!
Have you ever tried to get a good picture of six little ones? It is a little tricky!
Sweet little Lucas always enjoys playing with his cousins.
Jessie enjoys playing hostess!
Noah and Lila are brother and sister -so sweet!

These little blessings range in age from two to five years old and it is a joyful time when they all get together.We have three other grandsons but they are a little older and tea parties are not there thing!

So, that is how we celebrated the arrival of spring at our house!

There are a couple of lovely Spring Parties going on today that I am joining in with:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage is hosting a Spring Tea Party

and

Kathy at a Delightsome Life is also hosting a Celebrate Spring party so there is lots of lovely Spring delights for you at both these parties.

Also, I am joining Cielo for her Show Off your Cottage Monday at the house in the roses.

Thank you to all these lovely ladies for hosting these great parties.

Happy Spring to you all!

Carolyn

57 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, how precious! Your little tea table is adorable and look at those little wee ones! They are darling! What a wonderful lady you are! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy Garrett said...

What sweet Grandchildren. You are so blessed and what a wonderful tradition that they will always be able to remember!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Tea parties with the grandchildren are the best! You did well to capture all 6 together and their table is so cute with all the tea things.
Happy Spring.
Judith

Life as we know it said...

Ohh my goodness, what a beautiful tea party for your grandchildren. Your pics are adorable!
Lisa :)

Hulda said...

Your grandchildren are so lucky! Wonderful teaparty. I think they always will remember these lovely childhood memories. :) Beautiful! And your garden photos in the last post are great too. :)

June said...

This is the way I think Spring should be celebrated Carolyn! The cutest thing I have seen in a long time. What precious little ones you have visiting. I can imagine that when they come to grams house it is always their favorite time.
sending hugs

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how fun and how blessed you are to have such beautiful grandchildren!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Dear Carolyn
Your grandchildren are adorable and your tea table is very lovely. Beautiful memories to cherish.
Wishing you a Happy Spring!
~*~Wendy~*~

Connie said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. They're all so precious!

Teagarden said...

Such a lovely tea party! I want to be a child and sit at the table! A great doll house and such a beautiful China.
Best wishes,
Markus

Pamela Gordon said...

What a delightful teaparty for your sweet grandchildren! They are all so adorable and I'm sure they had a wonderful time. I finally saw a robin here this afternoon. :-) Happy Spring, Carolyn! Pamela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Carolyn, what a delight to visit with you and find these darling little ones enjoying a tea party! Your table is a child's delight and I'm sure they all had such fun. I adore your dollhouse!
My three grandsons on the Island don't do tea parties unfortunately. I will have to wait and have one with Jenna-Lynn when she comes to visit. Of course, that will be a while before that happens as she's only 14 weeks old. Something to look forward to however. Thank you for joining me for my Spring tea party; you've made it all the more special by your presence. Enjoy this lovely Spring day we're having.

Blessings,
Sandi

Red Heads said...

Carolyn, The pictures of your grandchildren are soo precious. They brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears mind you. You are such a lucky grandmother & like wise they are fortunate for the love you give to them. Blessings to you all. Dianne

Suanna said...

It looks like you had so much fun with your tea party for the little ones.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Carolyn,
This is just such a precious post!! They are all so darling..... from the little one hugging the bunny to the one pouring Tea to the little boy who looks like he is praying!!
So totally adorable!!!

You are truly blessed!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Raffaella said...

What a wonderful arrival of Spring! I would like to be a little baby for being there!

Linda said...

What beautiful grandchildren. Your tea party looks like it was a success.

yvettesblogs.com said...

What beautiful photo's and memories of your grandchildren. And for them fond memories of you sharing Spring with such little ones would be heaven! Love your doll's house.Have a wonderful Springtime.
http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/21/springtimes-laughter/

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, How cute everything looks!The children are adorable.

Kathy

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

Oh! Carolyn, you have many wonderful grandchildren!! What a beautiful table you set for them now! You're a very lucky woman. Hugs Gilda

Suzann said...

Precious is the first word that comes to my mind.
Your grandchildren are BLESSED to have you.

La Table De Nana said...

I love it I love it I love it.

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Carolyn what lucky little ones these sweeties are to have you as their Grandmother! What a special tea party you have created for them! Their memories of visiting your home are going to be so precious to them! Have a wonderful week.

Wanda

Bernideen said...

It's hard to say which photo is the best - but the little boy with hands folded is priceless!

Vintage Gal said...

Carolyn ~ your grandchildren are adorable and the tea party set up is just fantastic. I wish I was a child all over again ~ sigh~ ;-)

Shirley said...

Dear Carolyn,
You are one blessed lady. The children are so precious..what a great way to celebrate spring!
~Shirley

Beth said...

Carolyn, What a delightful spring tea! I love the blue and white tea cups. The grandchildren are just adorable!
Blessings, Beth

Shirley said...

oh yes, I forgot to mention how I loved the girls dresses. The smocking is beautiful..
~Shirley

Kathy said...

Carolyn! Just love the setting - the dollhouse, the gazebo - the beautiful child-sized china - everything set so beautifully - I was thinking if we do these things with our little ones there's hope for this world - we as women do make a difference in the lives of our children-
then there were the children - such dear, perfect faces - oh how Delightful for you - my heart swells with joy for you - so happy you joined me with this very special post for Celebrate Spring with Victoria -
Completely Delighted!
Kathy

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn....Your precious grandchildren are blessings, indeed. Oh my GOODNESS. You are so blessed to have those very beautiful darlings in your life.

And what a splendid tea party. How they must LOVE coming to Grammie's house!

Thanks for such joyous sharing. Susan

Deanna said...

Carolyn, May you have a pleasant spring! I am so happy it's spring.

Wonderful Grands you have...absolutely swwwweeeeeet pictures of them and precious bunnies.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Bambi said...

Dear Carolyn, you have presented a dream I'm hoping will come true for me one day! I have one grandchild and my husband has almost completed my doll house. A tea party would really top it off! your grandchildren are beautiful and I hope we'll see more of the doll house too as it is lovely! Terryx

Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, Carolyn,
Too cute, your grandchildren are gorgeous and boy I love the tea party. It's amazing your Olivia(especially that pic with the smile sideways) looks so much like my niece's daughter except Olivia's hair is much darker. I noticed she had a change of her dress too in the pictures.

podso said...

I love the way the little boys take part!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, I know how difficult feeding kids with allergies. All three of my sons have food allergies. They all looked like they were have a great time. The table was so sweet. Happy Spring!!:)

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful post! Your grandchildren are adorable, How I enjoyed visiting tonight.

Dianne said...

The little tea-pot is ever so sweet - many happy smiling faces with memories to last a life-time.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Beautiful photos...looks like your grandchildren had a lovely tea party. Thanks for sharing.

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

Hello Carolyn, yesterday I admired the photos of your great grandchildren. I wanted to ask you, if you could use those photos to make a post about you and your fantastic blog. For me it would be a great honor to introduce you to my followers. A big kiss
Gilda

Magmark said...

So pretty tea party :) Happy Spring

Vlaďka said...

Hello Carolyn!
Beautiful!!Tea party wos beautiful-beautiful tea cups, candies, table cloth...but the most beautiful is that you made this party for you grandchildren. We love it!
This is the best think which you can make for your sweet:))
Bye Vlaďka

♥ Miss Tea said...

How adorable!!! your 6 grandchildren are sooo adorable! i absolutely love what you did, the table setting is super cute and the children all look lovely and seem like they have a great tea party!!! lovely post!

Beverly said...

Those six little blessings are gorgeous. How blessed you all are to have each other to love - and to play.

Happy Spring, Carolyn.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Oh how sweet! And your table setting is beautiful!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

Too sweet!! And you have beautiful grandchildren. What fun they must be!

Blessings,
Robin

Fixing My Thoughts said...

So many sweet, tender aspects to this lovely post! The children are beautiful angels! Love your table. I think I may like stuffed bunnies even more than I do stuffed bears! Bess

Kathie said...

You are the funnest (is that a word??:) grandma!! I'm taking notes!
Happy spring!

LadyV said...

Very special children enjoying a lovely tea party prepared for them by a very special grandmother. You are very blessed. They look like they're soaking up all the love and having a great time!

Mari said...

HELLO CAROLYN~WOW LOOK AT ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL HAPPY FACES :)
YOUR SPRING TABLE AND BUNNIES ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!!

XO~MARI

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI CAROLYN HO!!SO SO ENCHANTING,A TEA PARTY FOR SWEET CHILDREN.THEY WILL FOR EVER TREASURE THIS MEMORIES,IHAVE A WONDERFUL TIME JUST FILLING THAT I WAS THERE ,I AM A CHILD AT HEART THAT IS WHAT MY DARLING HUSBAND OF 25 YERS SAID TO ME ALWAY'S.THE LITTLE HOUSE IS ADORABLE THE TABLE EVERY THING IS A DREAM...WHAT A TREAT,THANK YOU...HAPPY SPRING..SANDRA

Dining Delight said...

I think I enjoyed seeing your grandchildren having tea as much as they did having it! What great photos and gorgeous models! How sweet of you to host such a cute spring event!

DD

Sue said...

Love this post Carolyn. Your tea table for the grands is just, well, grand!! The icing on the cake are those darling children gathered round the table. So very sweet. You are blessed.
Happy Spring to you!
Sue

Emily said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Oh, I just had a fit over the beautiful table and the precious children! We love having tea parties at my home too! The more often the better.

CIELO said...

This post is too cute for words! ahhhh!!

Cielo

xinex said...

What a sweet and adorable post! It is so delightful to see the cute little children having tea. Thanks for sharing this. Happy spring!...Christine

Sherry said...

What a wonderful post. The children are adorable and seem to be having a wonderful time, they are blessed.

soumya said...

Your blog is so beautiful!!! Love all your pics! Can you please share the source for that beautiful doll house?? its exactly what i'm looking for..for my daughter.