Since we were going to be with family, including lots of mothers, I came up with the idea of having the tea party....at Grandma's house in Seattle! Avalon was instantly intrigued, so we starting talking about the details.
Of course there would have to be tea involved. For her it would be apple juice, but for the rest of us she wanted real tea brewed and poured. And her school always serves those little mini muffins, so those were a must as well. We had everything figured out and I asked Avalon if there was anything else she wanted to make the day special. Her reply? I want everyone's face painted.
Why, that's a great idea! There's nothing better than mamas, grandmas and aunts getting hearts and butterflies drawn on their cheeks to match the little kids' faces of bunnies and ogre aliens.
Grandma even brought out her best tea cups, sharing stories behind ear one as it was brought out. Avalon chose who was to drink out of each cup. And mine was chosen especially for me, her mama.
What a treat it was to share Mother's Day with so many mothers in our family. Only thing missing was my mama (and the mothers on my side of the family), but maybe next year we can stop by her house and paint her face.