So we seriously have the best neighbors and friends here. Isabelle's buddy Ella held a "Princess Tea Party" at her house just for Isabelle and Charlotte, just for fun. The girls put their fanciest tutus on, and were greeted by this unbelievably chic and beautiful table setting by Ella's mommy, Tali. She seriously had a Martha Stewart moment. There were even little crowns and earrings for each girl. She had baked cookies, cupcakes topped with edible flowers and toasted coconut, and had finger sandwiches. Although Isabelle loved all the food (so much I had to limit her in the end), it was the TEA she was the most thrilled with (i.e. lemonade). She had so much fun pouring and drinking from the little tea-set, it was adorable. I don't think pictures can come even close to capturing the sweetness in the room that day. After they were done snacking, they decided that a little "doctor" was in order (maybe for the sore tummies from eating too much?) and here are some pictures from how much Isabelle enjoyed being the patient. (And yes that IS a gas-mask!).
Isabelle and I have enjoyed so many classes this year together, it's kind of wistful that the year is coming to an end. We have our last class at her BCC Toddler "school" next Monday, but will continue meeting at parks throughout the summer with our friends from school. Isabelle was worried about hearing Paul and I talk about school ending, so I have tried to take some pictures at school to help her remember. Her 2 "school class" pictures:
Other pictures from her enjoying school: She has taken 2 years straight of KinderMusik classes and we had our last class today. The best part of music for her has probably been taking the same class with her two buddies, Maddie & Nate, for the entire time. She also has a little "boyfriend" in her current class who always holds her hand for dances. She loves to sing the songs she learned in class and pretend with her babies and animals that they are in class together. Some pictures enjoying music class: Some pictures from her last music class with buddies Maddie & Nate, as well as her little "boyfriend" Rogan holding her hand:
She's been thriving in her gymnastics class as well as her Little Gym class, so we will continue some of these classes this summer.
This was seriously the best Mother's Day! We went to Salish Lodge (overlooking Snoqualmie Falls) for a fabulous early brunch, and enjoyed some beautiful weather while we looked at the falls afterwards. It was just a perfect morning together and I so enjoyed dressing Isabelle in a skirt and sandals and all. But my favorite part of the day was when Isabelle came running yelling "surprise Mommy" and handed me the card she helped decorate. It was so sweet to hear her repeatedly saying "Happy Mother's Day Mommy!". I truly felt like the best gift of all is having Isabelle and being lucky enough to be her mommy.
Our view from the private room where our breakfast table was: Enjoying the scenery together: