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The Last Crumb

IMG 5887It seems like one of our weekend traditions has become going out for afternoon tea as a family of three.  We have lots of little local cafes we love to support around the city, but one thing I’ve noticed is that many of them close between 4 and 5, which often doesn’t work out well with Gracen’s afternoon nap.  

So today, we headed down Main Street to try something new.  I’ve had my eye on The Last Crumb for a long time now, and as luck would have it, they were open until 6.  We made our way inside, ordered drinks and chose a couple of baked goods (they have tons of gluten-free options too), and made our way upstairs to a quiet table in the corner.  

IMG 5888While they don’t have a kids’ area like many of our favourites do, I did spy a big empty corner near the washrooms that would make a perfect kid-friendly space, so maybe it’ll happen one day?  I don’t know… I do realize not every establishment wants to cater to children and I completely understand, but I can still hope right? ☺

IMG 5894Our drinks were good, the baked goods were yummy, and the overall space was lovely – bright, open, and modern.  Gracen loved watching food being made from above and I enjoyed {politely} checking out the afternoon tea set-up a couple of ladies had next to us.  

It was a lovely way to end our Saturday and we will most definitely be back.  

The Last Crumb is located on 3080 Main Street and is open every day of the week except for Mondays.

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Our 3rd Annual Valentine’s Tea

IMG 5583A little tradition we started back when Gracen was just 5 months old and we were living in Kuwait is an annual Valentine’s tea.  Today we hosted our third celebration with a bunch of Grae’s good buddies, some awesome mamas, delicious treats, and some messy fun.  The sun was shining, us mamas got to sneak in conversations in between chasing toddlers, and the kiddos played happily.

Here are some snapshots from our morning…

IMG 5589Tea.

IMG 5545Heart-shaped pretzels made especially for us by SweetSalt.

IMG 5544Banana berry muffins {adapted from this recipe}.

IMG 5542Mmmm… Fruit.

IMG 5543Strawberry crispy hearts.

IMG 5584Hearts.

IMG 5585Treats for the mamas.

IMG 5598Tea for toddlers.

IMG 5580Berry-scented play dough.

IMG 5548Hard at play.

IMG 5550Water bead fun.

IMG 5567Aftermath.

IMG 5569Crafting.

IMG 5560A happy girl post-party.

Kind of crazy that we’ve had two teas here in Vancouver and next year we’ll be back to where it all started, but I’m looking forward to it.

Take a peek at last year’s tea here.

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Tea Time With Gracen

Looking back on my childhood, some of my favourite times were the ones when we got to play with “the real thing”.  Using Dad’s real tools, playing with Mom’s real make-up, creating a store using real pantry items and real money… Those times were the extra special ones.

So today, Gracen and I set up a little tea party using some real things… Real snacks for one, and while I’m not quite ready to let her drink real tea, real water was a substitute she was perfectly happy with.

IMG 0910IMG 0914IMG 0915IMG 0919IMG 0940IMG 0936IMG 0928IMG 0926IMG 0930IMG 0937Sure, her tea pouring skills haven’t yet been perfected and most of our blanket and snacks were covered in little “tea” puddles as a result, but at the end of the day, blankets can be washed and puddles can be wiped up.  What matters is that our little lady spent a special afternoon tea-ing with Mama and Sophie and got to practice all kinds of everyday skills by playing with ‘the real thing’.

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