TEA PARTY : Grand Girls & Squirrels

On Saturday I was to babysit the twin girls for the day. It was going to be hot and I thought to arrange a tea party and pretend-cooking / restaurant sort of game out on the front porch where we could play for a few hours until it got unbearable outside.  Wanting to get some things done before they arrived around 9 or so, I started early. I brought out the dolls, stuffed animals, tea and food toys and arranged them on the front porch early a.m. and not too long afterwards noticed my regular early morning visitors  who were quite timidly wondering what these things were? Were they real? Dangerous? Was it safe to ask for peanuts this morning? Was it safe to come on to the porch?

Cute!  So I grabbed a few peanuts and my camera.

Squirrel On Stair Rail

Squirrel Polaroid 2

Now, this is one of the tamer squirrels and he did want his peanut, but look at his approach. It was all that I could do to keep quiet and not bust out laughing and scare him, since he was already so nervous.

tamest squirrel crawling in for the peanut

He’s quite used to my cat staring at him through the window when he sits on the chair looking in,  but teddy bears, stuffed dogs and dolls are another matter!

In the end he did get that peanut, and a few more but with each one  he retreated to the edge of the porch , in case one of those dolls came alive…

End of story squirrel pic

Later on we had cherries and water and made ‘tea’  from those ingredients…won’t you have some? :)

tea party 3

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24 Responses to TEA PARTY : Grand Girls & Squirrels

  1. Judy Miller says:

    I love that the twins don’t dress alike! Easier to tell them apart that way–I know, even as a gramma, I’d be confused as to which one I was talking to :-)

  2. Grandma Kc says:

    Love your squirrel story. He is obviously heard the story about Chucky and he ain’t taking no chances!

  3. Love the girls, their dolls and their tea party. And, yes, I would love some of their tea. :-)

  4. Debbie H says:

    How cute. I too love the fact the twins are not dressed alike. Allows for their individual personality. My mom always dressed me and my sister, who is 11 months younger, alike but different colors. I always was stuck with blue. Just once I wanted the red. LOL. What great fun they must have had.

  5. Cynthia says:

    He squirrel is so cute and I don’t blame him for being careful. Now if only they would be more careful crossing the road.
    I have twin grandsons about the same age. No tea parties for us, and I was always so good at them!

  6. Stacey says:

    Your squirrels are like little members of the family! At our last house we had lots of squirrels but in spite of all the feeding we did, they were never that tame.

    Your grands are precious. Nothing like a tea party. :)

  7. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    What a beautiful smile..those girls are so precious..

  8. Oh Deb! These photos are so hysterical! The way that squirrel is stretching out so gingerly made me laugh! I guess he was very brave to take chance to get that peanut when the dolls were watching…lol!

    Your granddaughters are so lucky that you can play with them–their “tea” looked like wonderful fun!

  9. Joyce says:

    This is DARLING! And you captured the cutest story – step by step! I hope you’ll enter this one in many link parties – would enjoy seeing it featured over and over again because it is so refreshing compared to some of the same old tired topics you see week after week!

  10. Love the squirrel! hysterical to see him stretched out to get that peanut! Your granddaughters are blessed to have such a good grandma!

  11. Susan says:

    This is so cute. I love that “reach”!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. The girls are so precious my friend! Look at the fun you’ve had…wish I had been there to play, too! And that squirrel! I had to show my hubby the photos! TOO FUNNY! Enjoy your week! HAVE FUN! Hugs, Diane

  13. Kim says:

    I don’t know who is cuter, the squirrel or the girls! Such a lovely party, obviously no one could resist its charms! :)

  14. sally says:

    I would love to have some tea! Your granddaughter’s are so precious. We do tea parties here also from time to time, and have fun!

    That’s so cute about your squirrel! :)

  15. Michal says:

    haha!! This is great! I miss having girls around this age. I miss getting American Girl catalogs too.

  16. Cute! So glad to know I am not the only one who enjoys the antics of ‘furry neighbors’

  17. Eileen says:

    What fun a tea party with two cute little ones. And an uninvited squirrel, LOL! Cute photos..

    Thank you for linking up with my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

  18. Roan says:

    I loved having tea parties with granddaughter, but now she’s too old for that kind of fun. Loved the squirrel.

  19. TexWisGirl says:

    that’s hilarious! love that you caught this!

  20. Margaret says:

    HI Hilarious and what a cute Squirrel he is. Have a great weekend.

  21. Gunilla says:

    How cute! You can never be too careful.

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