I’m a little late in posting this….heck, they’ve probably already chosen NEXT year’s Rose Queen by now…..but I’ve been a little busy. 🙂
Last weekend, the 17th-18th, we began the Annual Rose Festival weekend by attending the Queen’s Tea at the Rose Garden on Friday afternoon.
Its funny that I lived in this town most of my life and never once attended any Rose Festival event. But once I had my first little girl, that all changed. 🙂 Because, after all, the Rose Festival is every little girl’s Dream Come True.
You dress up in your fanciest dress, and get to sip punch and nibble cookies in a fabulous garden full of sequined ‘Princesses,’ surrounded everywhere…..LITERALLY, EVERYWHERE….with gorgeous roses and their intoxicating scent.
I ask you….. WHAT little girl would not be in PARADISE??
And so each year, we attend the Queen’s Tea, and its a Huge Deal. 🙂
This year, we met our friends Gracie (our ‘church BFF’) and her baby sister Audrey, and our friend Mallory at the Rose Garden. That’s KB, of course, on the left, then Gracie, then some Very Important Duchess or Whatnot, and Mallory.
Here are my girls at one of the refreshment tables. This was Baby A’s favorite part of the whole deal. She could NOT care less about mingling with the Royalty; she just wanted one more Blue Cookie after another.
Yeah, I know its really a red cookie. But she thought it was blue, ok?
(Is it bad that she’s 2 1/2 and doesn’t know her colors?).
Audrey soon joined us.
Kids can never resist a fountain.
We ended our Queen’s Tea experience with a picture with this princess. She lives across the street from our other BFF, and they have played together at her house a few times, so it was fun to see somebody we thought was just a normal girl…who is really a FAMOUS PRINCESS. 🙂 We were all a little star-struck.