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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 31 October 2011

A Special Tea Time Tuesday

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." ~ George MacDonald

Welcome friends to Tea Time Tuesday!

I am delighted you have stopped by today because this is a very special day in our family! The best thing about October 31st is that it is my grandson's birthday.

Our Brent is 8 years old today. Hard to believe! It seems just like yesterday that I cradled this adorable little boy in my arms and held him close to my heart. Oh, he still loves to cuddle but he's a big boy now!

Brenty is a unique little guy, and of my son's three boys, Brent is the most like him in that he loves nature and critters. Brent is charming, lovable, and he is inquisitive about everything!

So, please have a seat and join me as we celebrate Brent today for Tea Time.

Brent loves catching tadpoles and watching them turn into frogs. He loves butterflies and salamanders too.

He is curious about everything with four legs and everything that hops, flies, or slithers. Yes, he's all boy!
Anytime we visit, Brent almost always has a creature of some kind in a jar or aquarium. His father still brings home toads and other four legged critters to his boys when he's out and about. Some things never change! My DIL is learning a lot!

Brent also likes hockey....
They had a hockey themed birthday party for him on Saturday and his dad baked the birthday cake. As you can see, it is his favourite hockey team, Montreal Canadians. I must say, I'm impressed that my son made this himself!

Here is Brent blowing out the candles while his mom and two friends look on.

A picture of the guys celebrating with Brent. Brent is the one with the red hockey jersey on. His older brother Cameron is wearing the white jersey, and his younger brother is in front holding the hockey stick in front of his sweet little face. They all look like they're having a blast.

So, in keeping with Brenty's birthday today, I have a tea which is inspired, not by hockey, but by creatures. But do not fear, they are the cute kind!

Bees and butterflies, dragonflies and ladybugs, all adorn the Maxwell and Williams china. I really like the shape of this cup. The trim is like that which is on the teapot I shared last week although they are made by two different companies.

Each piece is sprinkled with flowers and edged with gold as well.

Dragonflies also adorn this cute cloche which has a chocolate cupcake candle beneath it.

And since most little guys like chocolate, as well as most grandmothers, we are having chocolate cupcakes,  brownies, and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with our tea. The cookie jar is full, so please help yourself!

The tea table is strewn with smarties to make it more festive for our special little guy.

A cup of cranberry juice for you, Brent, and a cuppa tea for Nanny!

Happy Birthday Brent!

You are loved a lot!

"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward...How blessed is the man {or woman} whose quiver is full of them." ~ Psalm 127: 3,5 

Thank you for stopping by and celebrating Brent with me. I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

Today I am joining the following parties as well~

Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tea Party Tuesday


Friends Sharing Tea

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi