Tea Time

We recently picked up a book from the library entitled, Tea for Ruby.  This morning, V put a note inside an envelope pretending she was Ruby and ran around the house saying, "I got invited to have tea with the Queen!"  

So struck an idea in my head; as well as, an incentive for positive behavior at my midwife appointment.  "Girls, I would love to take you to a surprise place today.  Little girls who listen well and obey at the midwife appointment can go to the surprise place," I remark.  Both of them eager to go, did their best as one can expect for a three & five year old in a room with a bed and big tub.  

What better time to share a rite of passage into the world of tea time than before a baby comes forth on the scene.  Today was that day in their polka dot clad outfits and excitement over going to tea with the Queen.  

V later remarked, "Oh, thank you for taking us to tea dear Queen!"  

First time they had seen sugar cubes

First time they had seen sugar cubes

Stirring ever so slightly, while watching the sugar cube dissolve.  Pure Magic!

Stirring ever so slightly, while watching the sugar cube dissolve.  Pure Magic!

I told them about drinking with their pinky up, so this is how Tay does it.

I told them about drinking with their pinky up, so this is how Tay does it.

V is being quite careful to drink tea correctly with the Queen.

V is being quite careful to drink tea correctly with the Queen.

And tea drinking requires a pause.

And tea drinking requires a pause.

Satisfaction and might I add, such beauty.

Satisfaction and might I add, such beauty.