Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Downtown Day!

Good morning, it is Saturday.

Today is the first day of Chanukah. Happy Chanukah to all our Jewish family and friends!

Yesterday was a long awaited day. Downtown Seattle! The 5th Avenue! Sheraton Gingerbread castles! The Cheesecake Factory! Yay!
We started out at the 5th Avenue Theater to see The Lillie Mermaid. What an amazing show! I'd have to say that the first half of the show was probably the most amazing anything I've ever seen at this theater. The second half may have been rushed just a little, but what a musical!
Here's the crew on the way to find our seats. We were up in the balcony zone this performance, but the front row of the balcony. Great seats for sure.
Gratuitous selfie attempt.
After a great dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, it was off to see the gingerbread houses. What's a little hour plus line to the patient? Nothing. Here are just some of the pictures of the amazing gingerbread houses. There was one for each book. And the backs of these houses were just as amazing as the fronts:

There was even a sorting hat at the end of the show. Two of us were Gryffindor, two of us were Ravenclaw, and one of us was Slytherin. I won't tell you who of us were put in the Slytherin house, but I will tell you that earlier in the week Mel, Carol, and Avery were put in the same house as Maren. And all four of them were sorely offended.
Check out this super cool Christmas Tree complete with scarf, glasses, sorting hat, and scar. My kids were not up for a picture in front of this tree, but it was too cool to not get a photo. I have no idea who these kids are, but you got to love an older brother choking the life out of his younger brother just so mom could get their 703rd picture of the night. Hah!

See you tomorrow.


Bernice said...

What a great day and amazing display of gingerbread houses - never saw anything like it.
Don't have any idea what you were talking about - the different people put in different
houses - guess I'm too aged to know what is hip these days.

Your Xmas was obviously wonderful and hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year.
Love to you all................Bernice

Ellen said...

Merry Christmas!