Monday, December 16, 2013

Girls' Christmas Celebration

Last year, I took Lainey to Tea at the fabulous Plaza Hotel in New York City.  We established a tradition, then and there, that we'd take one night each year just for us to celebrate Christmas.  No boys allowed!

Last year:



This year, we spent the day visiting friends....to the the Hotel Del Coronado for a treat.....and then to the Young Actors' Theatre for a holiday show.  We dressed up and had the best day.  It was awesome!

First stop, for Lainey to meet my Godson, Behr.  So sweet.


He's nearly 6 weeks old.  We love him.


We picked up a gift for the kids at Melissa's house and then went to the beach near the Del for a walk.

Lainey's sporting some new faux fur leg warmers.  Her favorite.  And, also the cutest Stella and Dot pearls, which we were a gift from Kelly for her birthday.






We decided against ice skating.  As cool as it would be to skate by the sea, the rink is SO tiny and the prices are SO ridiculous.  We paid less to skate in NYC at Bryant Park!



Instead, we settled in by the fire on the Sunset Deck. Had a snack and lots of girl talk.


The decorations are beautiful.  


And, as always, we love the shopping!


Finally, we headed to the theatre for Home for the Holidays.  Lainey loves a good musical.


It was a special day!

We're now in the final week pre-Christmas break.  We'll visit Disneyland once more for their holiday celebration and then prepare for Christmas!


9 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

How fun! What a great tradition! That rink would have freaked me out. So risky!
Love how even dressed up she has her lovie with her :)

Kelly Beatty said...

Thank you for including us! You both looked adorable. You are such a sweet mom.

Emmy said...

That day seems absolutely perfect!! Love it. Love the beach pictures. Her outfit is to die for cute! Not surprising the iceskating is more expensive here as it probably costs a lot more too keep all the ice from melting.

Jodee said...

What a fun girls day out! Kamree and I just had one too. However, I would take Coronado over The Nutcracker any day! You lucky ducks!

starnes family said...

Join us one year, Jodee!

Sara said...

So fun!! Love that tradition!

Jboo said...

How sweet! Love those mother and daughter times! She's such a cutie and so stylish! You two look beautiful!

Kristen said...

I love love love this. I can't wait to be able to do this kind of stuff with Quinney.
And is it just me, or does Lainey all of a sudden look like a tween?? Like for real.
Also, your godson made my ovaries explode. Oh my word.

Lauren W said...

You are the best Mom, Casey. xoxo