A Very Fairy Picnic!

Me and the bean (my step-daughter Railey)

Me and Railey

The reason the category “Carpe Adventure” exists at all is because I promised Railey that all summer long, we would have adventures every Thursday.  Thursday is my day with her, just the two of us, and I have all these fun things planned.  School ended last week and so it was time for our first adventure, a fairy picnic!

My fairy costume!

My fairy costume!

Railey's fairy costume!

Railey’s fairy costume!

The menu was simple as befits a picnic and consisted of watermelon wands, flower shaped tuna fish sandwiches, blueberries and blueberry lemonade.

Railey helped me make the food and we started with the watermelon wands.

We used a star shaped cookie cutter.

We used a star shaped cookie cutter.

I cut the watermelon into slices and she used the cookie cutter to make the star shape.

We popped the star shaped watermelon out.

We popped the star shaped watermelon out.

Once the watermelon stars were out we found some old, food-safe sticks and stuck them in the watermelon.

Viola!  Watermelon wands!

Viola! Watermelon wands!

We found more use for the cookie cutters when we made the sandwiches.  We used them to cut flower shapes out of some wheat bread.

Isn't she an adorable fairy helper!

Isn’t she an adorable fairy helper!

Once the flower shapes were done I mixed up some tuna and made some lovely, fairy sandwiches.

Flower shaped tuna sandwiches!

Flower shaped tuna sandwiches!

We whipped up some blueberry lemonade and found an old Easter basket.  We packed everything up, grabbed a fairy blanket and headed outside!

Our fairy picnic basket!

Our fairy picnic basket!

We had a wonderful time eating our delicious food.

She may have munched a piece of the wand off, but the magic is alive and well.

She may have munched a piece of the wand off, but the magic is alive and well.

Having adult level patience I waited until after we took a picture to eat my wand!

Having adult level patience I waited until after we took a picture to eat my wand!

Once we finished our meal, Railey worked off her food running around the lawn while I took the opposite approach.

I took a fairy nap!

I took a fairy nap!

All in all it was a great way to start our summer adventures and we enjoyed it immensely!

Fairy Best Friends!

Fairy Best Friends!

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