We started with a craft -- creatures made out of pinecones:
The girls had so much fun and I was very impressed with their creativity. Isn't this penguin adorable!
Here they are, having fun:
I loved this butterfly --sort of a winter wonderland fairy:
Next the girls had a tea party. I bought the cake for a very good price at Trader Joe's and was very impressed with it. After baking cakes two days in a row, I refused to make another. :)
And some of us couldn't resist the pull of the craft table once the girls were finished:
With sugar coursing through veins, Rachel jumped up to get an hilarious Thanksgiving book to read to the girls at rapid pace -- I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie :