We drove up to Alexandria today for cousin Desiree’s birthday party. Juliette had so much fun in the playground and in the pool and with the hose toy. Thought you might like to see the videos I took with my iPhone at the party.
They got their fancy dresses on and had a great tea party Thursday night with the new china tea set Granny Bama sent. The only thing missing was cousin Desi.
She had a blast playing in her new play house with Uncle Johnny when he and Auntie Di came over this morning.
Grandma Florida sent Juliette a Princess Castle for her birthday and she took to it like a fish to water.
Yes, she did – and leis and flower “hair bows” and a magic wand – and after she turned me into a frog, she took a picture of me and told me I looked like a troll under the bridge. Isn’t that nice? She also told I was “the best papa ever” at our nap, so I guess it all balances out in the end, right?
Some pictures from our own garden of the peonies in bloom.
We went this year as we’ve done every year for a while now, out to Delano to Countryside Gardens to see their peony show. It was the perfect day for a long drive into the country, and the flowers were worth the effort to get there. In the end, we brough two new ones home. Red Grace, a stunning deep red peony with a bloom nearly a perfect globe shape. We’ve been waiting three years for this grower to have enough of these to start selling them, and this year was our year. The other was Laura Dessert, a Japanese form with white outer petals and a yellow center that is supposed to be very fragrant.