(Weeds and All)
We are on our third year of doing The Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Calendar and are incredibly blessed, really, to be on the receiving end of Charlotte and Jessica’s creativity when it comes to hosting a garden party.
I hope this post doesn’t embarrass them.
Here we are out on the deck, beginning our very informal Garden of the Good Shepherd (Week One) party. A jar of Jif peanut butter, anyone? We chose to have the tea party outside because we’re (still) installing our hardwood floors and the house is a great big mess right now.
You don’t believe me? Fine, here’s a photo of my kitchen.
I’ll tell ya, between redoing our floors and homeschooling and writing my talks for an upcoming conference, it is all I can do to Not Freak Out. Anyone who has had construction done on their home while they were living in it knows exactly what I mean.
Thank goodness, then, for the
distraction gift of a outdoor tea party. Hi, Joe! Welcome home from school! (We’ll talk to Dad about that test score later.)
This is Cate and her garden gate. That has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
This is Jem, otherwise known as the Goofus half of Goofus and Gallant.
And this is me, enjoying a wolf paw.
This is me enjoying a wolf paw and telling my son to stop taking photos & grab his brother before he falls down the steps. Why didn’t *I* just grab him, you wonder? Because I am old & tired & needed a break.
And also because Jem’s faster than me.
You know, that last photo makes me think of several things. First, that it wouldn’t kill me to do a few push-ups now and then; second, we need to put chair cushions on the list; and third, “So that’s what I look like when I’m giving orders to the children!”
This is why we have these tea parties, you know.
So that our children forgive us all our fussin’.
Happy 2nd Week of Easter! To see all the posts from the Garden of the Good Shepherd (Week One) parties, please visit Catholic Cuisine here.