Monday, October 13, 2008

Beatrix Potter Tea!

At last I had my Beatrix tea. I had been planning to have it for months, but one delay after the other prevented it. But my tea ladies and I met in late September to enjoy a luncheon followed by a viewing of the movie Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger. It was a lovely afternoon, filled with great conversation and a totally delightful movie. Here are some highlights:

My "Tea Ladies"
(L to R: Sandra, Colleen, Alexis, Me wearing my Beatrix outfit that I sewed, Barbara, and Lisa)

The tea table with my Peter Rabbit teapot in the middle

Desserts, including tiny carrot cakes (how appropriate!) that Colleen brought

A gift from Sandra

Decorations gone awry! I had purchased these darling Beatrix character Beanie Babies from a seller in England to grace the side table during my Beatrix tea. Once my grandson saw them, my little tableau was absconded with and an hour of delighted play ensued!

Both Tyler and I love Jeremy Fisher the best. Tyler, because he loves frogs; Me, because I love his Regency costume. Jeremy had loads of fun driving the choo-choo full of Beatrix toys!

Monday, October 6, 2008


A once in a lifetime thing, that the odds of success seemed astronomical, but they pulled it off:

All of the first cousins who are the children of my sisters and me got together and went to a White Sox baseball game. We didn't think it would work because my eldest sister's son lives in Indiana and works long hours and rarely is able to visit. My middle sister's oldest son is married with two children and another almost due, and he also works long hours. My son was able to get out of football practice early for the trip down to the South side, and my two daughters and middle sister's younger son just happened to be available too.

They went to the game, had a blast together, caught up with each other and in some cases, really got to know each other for the first time as adults/near adults. Too bad the Sox lost. But the bonding of the cousins was the inportant thing. Here they are:

L to R: Lenny, Steve, Kristin, Julie, Robbie, and Dave