One of my goals after Emerson was born was to make sure that Penelope didn't feel left out. Newborns can be so time consuming and need so much attention I didn't want Penelope to feel like we felt differently towards her. Right after he was born Josh made sure he gave Penelope extra attention because I was healing from surgery and adjusting to new sleeping patterns and nursing. Now that I'm healing nicely and adjusting to that three hour newborn feeding pattern it was time to shower Penelope with some extra love and attention. She had been begging me all week to have a tea party since she came back from Texas with an awesome tea pot set from her Grammy. We talked about her tea party all week and how she wanted me to prepare for it. Now, I may have not made it out of my pajamas by 3 p.m. last friday but I sure as heck had a tea party ready and waiting for her when she got out of school that day. I made cupcakes and ants on a log and even Daddy joined in because it was his day off. She walked in the door from school, saw her tea party and exclaimed 'Mommy I LOVE it!!' all with extra squeals. She wanted to serve us herself and we had to follow proper tea party etiquette. She was certain of herself. Seriously so much fun to have this little treat for her. Even Emerson decided to wake up from his nap to join in. Being a mom is way more fun than I ever thought it would be.