Jeanette and I have started a tradition of taking our girls out for a formal Christmas Tea Date during the Christmas holiday. Well this year was very special because we got to include Brad's mom on our adventure. The sad part was we couldn't actually get in for the tea because they were booked up and so we did lunch at the Grand America Hotel instead and then stopped for special treats at the little bakery next door afterward. It was our lesson in being flexible and going with the flow. It all worked out and we had a great time. Dorothy (Brad's Mom) regaled us with the story of when she was a Radio City Rockette dancer at the young age of 15! She told us how she auditioned to be a dancer and had to learn how to dance on top of these big balls that were painted to look like easter eggs. She said one of the girls fell and broke her leg when the ball ran over it. She also said sometime she would sleep over at the theater when it was too late to take the train back to New Jersey. We loved hearing this exciting story about her life!
After ward we walked through the gingerbread forest and the christmas decorated windows. The hotel is beautiful and especially at Christmas time. I apologize for the lack of pictures but I guess we were just not in the mood to stop and pose so much!