While Ella was taking a nap yesterday, the sun was shining, a cool breeze was blowing and it was so lovely outside. So, I decided that it was a perfect day for Ella's first picnic!
I found a shady spot in the yard and set up a little picnic for us. I wanted to surprise her with a pretty little spot for us to sit and visit. So, I pulled out bright, fun colored things for her to enjoy to look at.
I also thought that our little party called for a fun outfit. So, I pulled out this dress for her. It is another dress I made for her while I was pregnant, except on this one, I hand stitched an antique doily to the front. Are you sick of seeing my homemade dresses yet?
I don't know what came over me while I was pregnant. I guess instead of nesting, I sewed dresses.
When she awoke from her nap, I think she was pretty surprised.
We sat and ate our cheerios,
and then we laid under the buntings and watched all of the colors and shapes sway in the wind.
This was my favorite part of our picnic.
I think it was Ella's favorite part, too.
She talked, and talked, and talked... like any girl would do.
She shared all kinds of wonderful secrets with me. And, I felt like such a lucky mommy.
I just listened as she told me story after story. Sometimes her expressions and voice were so animated that it made me giggle. She was so excited.
I can't think of a better way to welcome the summer!
I have a feeling we are going to have a lot of fun together in these next few warm, beautiful months.