After we got the kids to bed, it was time to get serious about that birthday cake. On goes the first coat.
Three hours later, it is safely in the refrigerator, awaiting transport and final assembly. Jill and I were a busy team!
Saturday morning we gathered around the dining room table for gift opening. Isaac got presents too.
They like their crabby beach shirts!
Irene shows off her card from my mother, her great grandmother.
Isaac liked his hoody. He commented that the plane had a lot of detail. Don't I know it!
Irene got a new table and chairs from her parents, all the better to have tea parties on. But here they had set up her "office" and they were enjoying the gifts from Tom and me. Irene has an activity book and Isaac, a budding artist, has a sketch book and colored pencils.
Then it was time to get dressed up and head for Denver. Jill went on ahead to drop off the cake in Fort Lupton at the other grandparents. She sent us a phone photo to let us know of safe arrival of the cake. Whew!
And at noon we were seated for high tea at the Brown Palace Hotel.
What an elegant old atrium with a stained glass ceiling seven stories up.
Oh yum! The scones with cream and strawberry jam were wonderful. The finger sandwiches were delectable.
And as for that top layer, well..... Dessert, my dear? Perfection!
Irene has been practicing her "Fancy Nancy" vocabulary. How about gorgeous, glamorous, and dapper?
But there was much more to come.
I'll continue the postings from home tomorrow. Irene is back home from preschool and I am needed.
We fly home tonight.