A few weeks ago Ella and Zoe had their FIRST Lemonade Stand.
They helped make the lemonade and chocolate chip cookies (with extra vanilla and extra love as our special ingredients), and they helped paint the menu and big sign too, after I wrote them in pencil.
Ella thought it would be nice to offer 'art' too, so she created colorful smiley faces and Zoe created little smiley hearts:
Our first customers were neighbors, and then friends who don't live near by started arriving in their cars : ) The girls did a great job saying hi to everyone, taking orders, pouring lemonade, passing out the treats, remembering to use their manners; and in between customers they played with their friends and sidewalk chalk on the driveway.
The BEST PART was when Mrs. Charly showed up. Zoe and Ella couldn't believe that their preschool teacher was at our house -- her appearance made their day : ) Later they told me they should have brought her in our house and showed her their bedroom : ) I just love how amazing teachers like Mrs. Charly know and understand how important those little things are to young children, and I hope she knows how much Tom and I appreciate each 'little' thing she has done and continues to do for our girls.
When it was time to close the stand the girls played in the backyard with a few friends, while Tom and I had cocktails with their parents, and a few of our favorite neighbors continued their visiting on our front step .... These are the sorts of things that make me so happy : )
Another bonus, Ella and Zoe actually made quite a bit of money to cover the cost of supplies and some. Wow!!
Good Times, for sure!!