Yesterday we had the most adorable little teddy bear picnic in the garden. I’ve been desperately waiting for the sun to come out so that we could do this and I can honestly say, it was really worth the wait.
We bought Evie a pretend tea set for her first birthday and recently she’s started walking around the house like a little waitress, holding her pretend cakes very carefully on their tray and offering everyone in the house a nibble. She then pretends to feed herself and her toys. As cute as this sounds, she does this on repeat about 50 times a day. She is really into tea parties at the moment I thought it would be really fun for us to have a proper picnic outside with her toys.
Here’s Evie doing her ‘would you like some cake?’ routine. It’s always hard to say no to her because she always looks so cross!
We had a pretend tea party in the garden at first as I was on wasp patrol, checking how many were passing us by and whether I should risk bringing the food out. Evie kept pouring tea for everybody and taking big dramatic swigs from her cup. I have no idea where she’s got this from. I don’t think I make these noises when I drink tea?
There were lots of ‘wows’ when I brought out the real food. It made my heart melt when she started to share her cake with her lamb. It wasn’t so cute when she fed him a strawberry though. Red strawberry vs. cream lamb = washing machine.
This is the longest Evie has ever sat still! We sat here for almost an hour just eating and playing. Evie refused to share her fruit with me but kept giving me her cake. Obviously I didn’t complain one bit about this! We enjoyed marmite sandwiches, battenburg, blueberries, strawberries, cheese and pineapple. Yummy!
This was the perfect afternoon. Evie’s personality is really shining through and she has such a beautiful imagination already. Minus a couple of tantrums, we ended up staying out in the garden until bedtime, playing in the paddling pool and making up games on the lawn. Evie kept including her toys in the games and at one point even pretended to change one of their non existent nappies! So adorable. One of the best parts about the picnic: it was wasp free!!
Have you been on any summer picnics this year? Do you have teddy bear picnics with your little ones?