Allison and I went to a 'Teddy Bear Tea' this afternoon at a beautiful old restored school house nearby. We both really enjoyed it, although we were disappointed our friends, Jen & Emily couldn't join us as they had something come up with extended family. At the same time, it was kind of fun to do something special just the two of us! We had the option of buying bears to be waiting in the kids' seats but I wasn't so impressed with the bears and we have quite the bear collection already thanks to Miss Jodi. So we brought one from home (seriously - we have a bear to perfectly coordinate with any of her several Christmas dresses (we also have several of those thanks to Miss Jodi!)).
The tea included a reading of a story by a local author - who then gave all of the kids signed copies of his book! As well as some singing, more stores read by 'Twinkle' the Elf and a visit with a full size teddy bear. Allison loved it all, especially the yummy treats at the end.