Children's Ballet Recital
Wotta busy week!
Last Sunday we attended a sweet ballet dance recital, complete with tea in tea cups and slivers of lemon cheesecake...
Maggie got to go, in her pretty pinafore dress. And we found dolls!
A ballet mom makes these lovely long limbed cloth dolls in tutus and toe shoes (made from satin ribbon). One of them really wanted to come to Dolltown. Yes! Maggie and Ballet Doll quickly became friends, giggling over whispered stories.
They hopped on stage for a twirl or two, then returned to the table for sips of sweet tea!
Back in Dolltown, Ballet Doll met Miley, making herself at home. Look at Tink! She loves newcomers.
Should we call our new girl Nina?
Time With Grace
Grace, our Traditional Acupuncturist, looks like she's taken with our new Ballet Doll!
Grace does have her own doll...an Acupuncture Doll! Not sure how cuddly she is! Jiyoon says hi!
And more dolls are showing up at Grace's place! This looks like a baby Buddha in her succulents!
Happy Birthday, Daphne!
Set on the Nicola River, this beautiful garden is where Daphne spends most of her time. Flowers and vegetables, water features and massive willows. I do my best to keep the girls on the walkways! They like to run off and explore under the big leaves, looking for spiders and little snakes.
Daphne has just set up a greenhouse that's much bigger than our doll studio! We spend time in there, when she let's us in (I broke an orchid once), and share stories... dolls and plants! The girls like to settle in on Sookie's pillows, hoping he'll come and sit on their laps.
Xennia! How did you get up there! And Zoey is wondering how you are going to get down. So, before Eve could figure out how to join Xennia, Zoey alerted me and I swooped all three away to see Garden Buddha.
And here's Zoey with a big Garden Buddha. There is a peaceful water feature just behind them. But it doesn't stop the girls from using him as a climbing apparatus for dolls!
He doesn't seem to mind...
Daphne has a way with plants. Xennia likes the sweet smell of this red rose. But there are hundreds of different flowers to stick their little noses close to. We brought home a vase of mock orange branches. Mmmmm.
Xennia and Eve climbed up the trellises in Daphne's Garden. "Save us from the giant beast!" they teased Daphne about Sookie, her adorable, well behaved, and tiny dog.