Since posting a couple of days ago, with tea pots still on my mind, I began to recall pictures of Ashley taken with tea pots at various ages. I started pulling out my scrapbooks. I love to scrapbook, but have fallen severely behind! There just isn't enough time to fit it in these days. And...when I scrapbook, my world shuts down! Dishes, dust, and laundry pile high and thick, my family and pets go hungry, bits of paper, stickers, and pictures are scattered, and litter what seems the entire house, and myself....Oh, I'm a frightening mess! But I do enjoy it, and the results of capturing our memories is priceless!
I began to leaf through the pages of the books, each turned page evoking a floodgate of emotions and recollections. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I alternated between the two. Sometimes both at the same time! And I have to say, "My babies are P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S, just beautiful!" But then, being their Mom, I may be a little biased! "smiles" I laughed at how funny the were, (and still are!), as I recalled their personalites and the things they did and said. And I cried, for one, the simple fact that they are growing way too fast. Where does the time go? And, for the loved ones in the pictures, that have since passed away, and meant so much to us!
And all the while, the "cheesy" song, Memories, played in my mind and I can't escape it!
"I had a little tea party, One afternoon at three, T'was very small, Just I, myself, and me.
Myself ate up the sandwiches, While I drank up the tea, T'was also I who ate the pie, And passed the cake to me."
I also have pictures, that I didn't include, of Ashley at an Americal Girl Tea Party, at the American Girl Store in NY, much to her chagrin! She was 12, "way too cool," and only went to appease her cousin! LOL! Don't get me wrong, she is a great girl...it was just a phase! :) But I did want to share, that if you are in NY and have a younger girl along, it is a wonderful, fun event to try and the food is great!
David & Ashley...