I powered through the first gauntlet of June birthdays using the shotgun approach: mailing gifts to just about every Rehder on Bainbridge Island. I did something similar with my brother Richard and his wife Sarah's family in Alabama (three June birthdays).
The MooreRehderBirthdayMarathon culminated on my niece Hannah's birthday, the 23rd, and we celebrated with a tea party! When I first thought of an adorable family tea lunch, I imagined images like these:
Well...when you only have thrift store hats, miniature tea sets, and not enough time to shower after a day in the pool, you get images closer to this:
It was a rather lively affair: we laughed, we cried, and Sloan spilled his tea at least twice. We ate crumpets (?), chicken casserole (??) and took turns making fun of Dad who was doing yard work outside of our window (!!!)
It was the party of the century! Really! I half expected the Village People to show up or perhaps a rambling and incoherent Liza Minnelli (she seems to show up everywhere). Instead of washed up celebrities, however, we just had these little kids to share a spot of tea with:
AND AS IF THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH, I came back to Utah to have another tea party at work!!
Don't mind the sensitive electronic components in the background. We had no other choice to hold our high tea in the production and assembly section of the building.
I'm thinking about holding a house-warming tea party in August which will probably involve plastic red party cups, stale Fig Newtons, and sitting on the floor. WHO'S IN?????