Friday, December 10, 2010

Lemonade Anyone?

Akemi asked me once if she could have a lemonade stand. I just pictured her sitting on our corner with her lemonade and no customers. It would just break my heart if no one came and bought anything from her... so I decided to bring in the customers by doing a craft fair. Of course the craft fair took up a lot of time, but in the back of my mind, I knew I had to make that lemonade!!! We lucked out and scored some free lemons from some of our friends and neighbors. Then I spent most of the night before squeezing lemons, making the simple syrup, and mixing them all together. We even bought a dispenser to make it easier for her to serve. Daddy built her an actual stand shown here... she made the sign and we decorated the sides with some old silk flower vines we found. Oh yah... also made some other goodies to see at her stand. Here's Akemi serving her first lemonade! Do you see her assistant Daba helping her?? A couple of weeks before the fair, Akemi told me that it was her "dream" to have a lemonade stand. I'm glad I could help make her dream come true! I just have to make one last comment... when we said we were gonna charge $1 per cup, everyone thought that was sooo expensive. I guess cause they assumed we were using those small juice cups or the ones you use for brushing your teeth. DH actually picked up larger cups than I wanted, but it worked out in the end. She ended up selling out! And for the record, she did much better than we thought! She used only about 35 cups, but made much more than that. We think its cause everyone was giving her good tips!

6 comments:

Laura said...

So cute with Daba! How cool that you made her dream come true =)

charlotte said...

What a cute idea - Akemi had her own "store" and could be a part of your craft fair. I notice her lids also had covers - clever idea. Love the dispenser too.

Kris said...

That is so cute!! Feels great when we can make our kiddies dreams come true!! Way to go Akemi!! =D

Les said...

Soooo cute!!

Michele said...

It was soooo yummy. Glad I got a cup before she sold out. The yummiest lemonade I ever had. Way to go Akemi:)

Berenice R. said...

How nice you helped her to make her dream come true, Akemi looks so happy and cute :)