Monday, May 17, 2010

Flowers, Trees, Little Girls and Tea

We had a fun, fast, and furious weekend here! Friday, Mom came over and we hit some great garage sales before our field trip to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We'd never been before, and we had a great time taking in the beauty of the flowers and the kids tried to capture some of it in nature notebooks. They loved running along the paths and 'discovering' waterfalls, quiet nooks with benches, fish ponds, and sculptures. It was a really nice outing.

My Mom ended up spending the night Friday so she could be here Saturday for Rowan's birthday celebration. Which meant....DATE NIGHT! Kevin and I were so excited to be able to get out together--we had a great time eating at our favorite Mexican place and taking in a movie. (Iron Man 2, which wasn't as good as the first one, but was entertaining still.) Getting out together always reminds me of the time before we were nine; just the two of us enjoying life together. Don't get me wrong: I
love enjoying life as nine, but it's fun to remember the days when we were young and carefree. :)

On Saturday morning, I finished up the tea-party themed cookies. Since the memory of decorating Noah's cake was so painful fresh, I thought cookies sounded just my speed. I was so excited to find cute cookie cutters to use. The birthday girl was happy with the day!


Jenia said...

The tea party theme is absolutely adorable! Molly's room new theme is actually in teapots... so cute!! We are having her bday party on Friday. Please pass on Happy Birthday wishes from our family:)

Anne said...

Nicely done, Candice! I love your little teapot/teacup cookies. I'm glad Rowan had a happy party. We love going to the Arboretum, especially in the fall. :) That's an annual tradition for us, Louisburg Cider Mill & the Arboretum on the way home. You should join us sometime!

Heather L. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cookies!!!