raine's first tea

tea pots galore
raine's first tea

Raine's first tea was actually hot chocolate. Alice invited us out to Lovejoy's for a holiday afternoon tea just for the girls. It was Raine's first time meeting most of the women in David's family (his mother, grandmother, two sisters and aunt were all there!) and I think she loved it.

egg salad and smoked salmon sandwiches
mint
dressing
tiers
she was all into the jelly & cream cheese
glitter nails
lorraine
eleanor
mismatched
the tea room
the tea room
mildred and raine
claire's petit four
baby [hairs]
my feet, as always
hoping that someone reads my tea leaves

We, of course, ate like queens and Raine was the most patient little girl you could have imagined. Everything for her seemed to come last but she always remembered her please, thank yous, and no thank yous. She had her own tier of fruit, cookies, jelly-and-cream-cheese sammies and a scone all to herself. And her own pot of hot chocolate and a cup of whipped cream.

She was in little girl heaven. (To be honest, I was in little girl heaven, too.) Alice was the sweetest for inviting us and making it such a lovely afternoon.