Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Tea Time

Today we reinstated tea time. We did this some last year and they adored it! I was always so surprised that they would get so excited when Tuesday rolled around. At some point we fell out of the habit and it stopped for a while. But every once in while Jacob or Nicole would lovingly ask when we would have tea time again. So as I made preparations for this year, I knew I wanted to get back to it. So I chose a day where we would not be rushing around to get somewhere in the afternoon and Thursday has now become tea time day. When deciding what to do while we had tea, I considered a picture study time. But I decided it would be better suited to music appreciation. Each week we will listen to classical music and read something about music or a composer. So today we got out the nice plates and the lovely crystal. Jacob and Nicole made a pitcher of peach tea. I retrieved a few brownies I had stashed in the freezer a couple of weeks ago. And while Andrew and Michael napped we had tea. They so enjoyed it and so did I. We read, we talked and we enjoyed our tea and "cake". They were already planning what we would be feasting on next week.

Brownies, peach iced tea, and a good story about the orchestra.

Jacob and Nicole are ready to dig in! They are so silly about how much they love tea time!

Mommy and Nicole pose for photographer Jacob.

After tea time, we finished the last item on our list for lessons. Yesterday we had read a little in our nature reader. The subject was butterflies. Today our task was to choose a butterfly in one of our books and sketch it. Jacob added his to his nature notebook.

Sketching butterflies.


He who wears the most black wins. said...

I LOVE it. And I am totally stealing the idea. Is that okay? Thou shalt steal, just borrow. That's how it goes, right? ;)

He who wears the most black wins. said...

...or NOT steal. Oh dear, I think I need more coffee.

mom-in-training said...

I so love to read about all the fun things you guys do down at your house. It always sounds like so much fun!!! Like Nicole, I think I will have to steal - oops, I mean borrow - your idea, too. Every time you've talked about it in the past I have considered it... Of course, we would have to have TUESDAY Tea Time because our Thursdays are already WAY too busy. But I just love the happy expressions on their faces in that picture and I think it would make for such a fun afternoon. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas, Cel!

Crafty Mom said...

Sorry to interrupt your tea time, but I hadn't talked to you in real conversation for so long.

We have our Tea Time on Tuesdays scheduled. I instantly loved the idea from Real Learning, and knew it was something Nicholas could be included in. That will be our art and music time combined.

So glad to see such happy faces at your table.