A few weeks ago we had our last warm spell.
The leaves were already beginning to fall and Bea wanted to do a photo shoot for kanneloni macaroni's summer birthday...
before summer was truly over.
I decided during this early evening photo shoot that when I retire from Mennonite Girls Can Cook...
I want to be a photographer's (as in Bea's) back up photographer/prop girl.
It was so special to see the energy and natural enjoyment.
There was no posing...
There was only the beauty of a perfect tea party prepared with a little girl in mind.
Once the scene was set...
the little girl went right to play.
She loves her Kya doll and was quick to tie her bib on.
The little mommy was attentive to be sure that the tea party was enjoyed around the table.
Chatter with her guests was typical of her daily make believe world.
As I watched and took a few pictures of my own..
I dreamt of the play house I hope to build.
We'll use china cups and everyone will have turns to pour tea.
She laughed...and talked to the photographer while her brother watched from the sidelines...
hoping there would be leftover "tea".
I thought about how I begged my mother to have a baby sister for me to play with.
I've been blessed with three little girls who call me Grammie.
and they are always willing to play tea party.