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don’t forget the scones {this EASTER}

 As I mentioned the other day…we had a lovely Easter Tea for the kids last weekend. My fabulous sis-n-law makes the most amazing food. She can cook, bake and comes up with great party menus. She made everything you see here from scratch! Amazing! My mother-in-law has lovely taste, lots of vintage dishes and found these adorable Peter Rabbit plates for the kids. Paige helped her decorate this little table {her Lalaloopsy doll even got to join us} and I got to help in the kitchen {something I always love to do when Auntie Shannon is cooking}! Check out the menu and some links below. It was tasty and fun! The perfect combo for any tea party!
Our sweet little friend Hali joined us! So fun!
::The Menu::
Mini Quiche
Cowboy Quiche*
Cowgirl Quiche*
Blueberry Scones*
{with Lemon Curd & Devonshire Cream}
 Ham & Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Cupcakes
Butter Cookies
Tea
*To get the recipes for Cowboy and Cowgirl Quiche check out The Pioneer Woman’s latest cookbook HERE or go online to a recipe very similar HERE {just leave out the artichoke hearts and trade the cheese with cheddar to make the Cowboy version in her cookbook}.
*Auntie Shannon is a huge fan of America’s Test Kitchen and often makes their recipes. I couldn’t believe how effortlessly she made everything that day! To be fancy like her & make these amazing Blueberry Scones check out this FREE Content {if you are not an America’s Test Kitchen subscriber already}:

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Easter 2013

 We just got back from a quick Easter weekend up in Northern California with Aaron’s family. It was so great to catch up with everyone and see our sweet nephews. The only bummer was that our brother-in-law could not make it. Yummy food. Cute kids. Bubbles. Tea Parties. Visits with friends. Dancing Easter Bunnies. Egg Dying. Candy.
Fun was had by all.
 Nana picked out cute outfits for all the kids. They looked like little catalog models!
 We call Grant Dapper Dan when he looks all handsome like this!
Sweet Little Lady Paigey!
 
After we got the kids dressed in their fun outfits we walked to the old courthouse across the street and tried to get pictures of all 4 kids…well…maybe next time!
 
Then we went back to the house for a tea party!
 
Nature girl!
 We were able to get a few cute pics with Nana & Papa!
Our tea party was AMAZING! More on this soon!
One of the things that yielded the most fun was an hour of bubble mania while Shannon & I cooked for the tea party! Never underestimate the power of bubbles to entertain children!
I hope you had a fun and relaxing Easter weekend with your family!
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The Blog Days of Summer {SANTA CRUZ BABY}

So then we hit the road again to continue the “Month of Traveling Panfi’s” with a short trip to Santa Cruz to spend the weekend with Nana, Auntie Shannon, Uncle Kevin and our sweet nephews Kai and Eli! Our first full day together we checked out Roaring Camp one day for the Day out with Thomas the Train event (an amazing event hosted all over the country that you must check out if you ever get the opportunity). To learn more click on the link above. Thomas was actually at the front of the train and gave us a ride.  There were bounce houses, train tables to play with and a “temporary” tattoo station. It was really well done.

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And then the next day we were off to the Boardwalk and the beach! It was fun to be all together and the kids LOVED everything from the rides and games to the waves and sand! Don’t you just love these cute little red-head boys?!


Eli and Grant were not as into the water but they were troopers and had some fun in the sand. Paige is quite the water baby these days so she was in heaven. Kai could not get enough of the waves and water {despite being so cold he was shivering}.  It was so cute to see them jump & splash and laugh & play together. I wish we all lived closer so we could be together more often.
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{TEA PARTY}

In our family we think that it’s always a good time for a tea party…even at Christmas.
Try something new like we did for the first time last year!  I think it will be a “must” from now on! While we were at her house for our Christmas vacation last year Auntie Shannon made cookies and threw this little tea party with hot chocolate (of course) for Paigey!
 
 She got to help make the cookies and set the table with her little tea set! There was a place setting for Nana, Auntie Shannon, Paige and Me!
 She just loved it!
Fun was had by all!
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