On Friday afternoon I began baking. I started with lavender madeleine cookies, which were to be part of the party favors. The recipe was from the website of Susan Wittig Albert, who wrote the Beatrix Potter mysteries. They were appropriate favors because madeleines are our favorite cookies and, of course, Peter Rabbit's mother dealt in lavender. We've been huge fans of lavender as well since our trip to a lavender farm with Nicole last summer.