Irene will be eight years old on Wednesday, April 17th. Since that day is full to the brim with school and work and activities, we are celebrating before and after. Irene says she will have a full week of birthday wishes!
Today we three girls - Jill, Irene and I - had high tea at the Secret Garden Tea Room in Sumner. The tea room is in a lovely old house reached by a drive out into the rural valley, south of Seattle, to the small town of Sumner.
In the hustle and bustle of getting Irene and Grandma accessorized, I forgot my camera! Thankfully Jill had her cell phone.
The setting was lovely, and so was the company. Irene and I enjoyed checking out as much of the house as we could poke our noses into. There were lots of temptations in the gift shop.
Irene had her own tower of food, with yummy peanut butter and honey sandwiches, fruit and sweet goodies on the top. This was after the first course of scones with Devonshire cream, raspberry jam and lemon curd, and a cleansing bit of mango sorbet.
Of course there was the equivalent of adult delicacies which Jill and I managed to down most of, with lots of pots of fragrant tea.
And then cake! Most of that came home in a box, But Irene did get to make her first wish.
I got my wish by just being there.