To take a trip down a few more Memory Lanes...this tea set done in primary colors was given to Caroline shortly after her birth by our good friend Aunt Ginger. She informed me that she had bought the set clear back when I was pregnant with Ezra : ) And then she saved it until I had a girl (good thing she didn't have to wait long). We never were able to have Aunt Ginger over to share tea with us before we moved away...but hopefully someday she can visit us here and we'll enjoy the privilege!
The plate filled with goodies was given to Caroline as part of a very fancy tea set for her first birthday from Grandpa and Grandma Tractor. One day the tea pot was broken by a member of our family who will remain unnamed. We were very sad. But we can still use the other pieces.
We enjoyed our gourmet tea (apple juice) with strawberries, Pirate's Booty and tootsie rolls.
And the table we enjoyed our tea on was made by Great Grandpa Froese. It was used by many, many, many a grandchild and great-grandchild. When I began teaching first grade, Grandpa and Grandma Froese gave me the table for my classroom. My students loved to sit at it for reading time or for free-write. Now the table is at our house...still being loved and being used after all these years of service.