This week, we are taking a little "health vacation" from school, due to several rampant illnesses, and the fact that we've already been sick as a family for almost six weeks of this dreadful flu season.
Q hates to miss school - she loves it so - so in order to liven up her time away, I've been working overtime to make the days as exciting as possible for her.
Yesterday, we booked a very special High Tea at Denver's historic Brown Palace hotel, a local institution since its opening in 1892.
The stained glass ceilings are a highlight of the Brown Palace, as are the cast iron railings of the 18 floors of balconies. The hotel is a magnificence of Colorado red granite, Arizona sandstone and Mexican onyx.
This being Q's first experience with a real high tea, it was particularly appropriate that she got her first loose tooth yesterday morning (we are in great anticipation of the tooth fairy). She felt very much the big girl!
Mastering the sugar tongs.
Tray of delights!
Q's verdict on the tea sandwiches.
Edible gold leaf on a lemon cake.
The Brown's elegant powder room.
Outside the spa doors.
Afterward, we met Daddy for 1/2 yard of beer at the Yardhouse.
And Q kitted herself out in her best harajuku style with layers of pink bangles and some pink hair extensions!