Monday, September 15, 2008

A Walk in the Park

Can you believe Mary Ashley and Emma started to cry when I picked them up from preschool with our picnic basket packed for lunch at Southern Homes and Gardens? The girls were intent on eating at McDonald's. But, as it turns out, our garden tea party was a Happy Meal after all.



16 comments:

Belle said...

Just precious! Did you make their little "pillowcase" dresses? I do so miss my children being small sometimes.

verygoodyear said...

Awwwh, adorable! And I mean really, who wouldn't love a tea party with apples and rainbow-coloured candy!? I love the pictures of them hugging & holding hands... I can't wait to see my "little" (21 year ol!) sister again!

LaurieR said...

This post made me want to pack a picnic basket and get Louise and Leigh for lunch!! Plus, I still love those dresses!

Katy Lin :) said...

your girls are so adorable! their little dresses are just precious! :) what fun!

Britt said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this morning! Those pictures are gorgeous .. I'm really hoping my girls enjoy neat little tea parties picnics like that when they get older. Right now they would just chuck berries at each other and spit tea everywhere. I think I'll just go look at your pictures and dream :o)

Judy said...

My daughter Shannon had many of those sweet little dresses....I need to get busy and make Taylor one. And Taylor would rather go to McDonald's than anywhere!!!

Judy

Melissa Lester said...

Belle, my grandmother made the dresses. She made her own pattern from looking at a dress at a craft fair. She promises to show me how she makes these dresses next time we get together, and I plan to post the directions here.

Kitty said...

This looks like such a precious afternoon!! The girls are darling and I love their matching dresses =)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

SO precious! Aren't little girls fun?! I love the big southern bows, my girls wear them too! Loved seeing all about the birthday party, you did an amazing job with that :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Carly Winborne said...

If only I could squeal through blog comments! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I wish you and your girls lived nearby - I would love to come play with y'all! My my little girl would love being their friend.

I can't wait for the pillowcase dress tutorial. Maybe that might encourage me to dust off the ole' sewing machine as I doubt hot glue would work. :)

Reading your blog and seeing your daily rounds makes me want to be a better mother. What an inspiration you are!

The Young Artist said...

When I was a little girl, I always wanted a sister. I found out that I was getting one. I planned out everything that we would do together. Everything from Barbie Dolls, tea parties, Strawberyy Shortcake dolls, listening to tape recorders etc. But when I got her, she was too young to play with. So by the time she was old enough to do that, I was too old. We are 6 years apart. You can just imagine what it must have been like. Your little girls are exactly how I wanted me and my sister to like like. Didn't happen. The picnic is such a cute idea!! And the McDonalds thing, don't worry. They'll get over that soon. Every time I use to see those golden arches, I would yell "Dons, Dons, Dons!"

Nancy Hood said...

Yay for you!!

Gramma 2 Many said...

What cute pictures. I love them. Makes me miss (almost) the South.
We spent four years in Marietta while my husband went to Life Chiropractic College.
I think I better get my tea set out and take Olivia out for a lunch party tomorrow.
Thanks for answering my questions. I was really beginning to worry.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh Melissa, these are too precious!!!!!!!! They look so happy & sweet. You must be so proud!!!!

Kristen said...

It is so neat that you have time to do these sweet things with your girls. I hope that they will always treasure these memories. BTW, I love love love those dresses!

Kathi said...

These are such sweet pictures!

I just read the posts below about Kylee's Birthday....she is one lucky girl to have such dear ladies in her life. That is so neat that you did this for her.

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