The girls didn't need any convincing to wear cute dresses (the adults didn't either).
The drive into the city was pretty interesting. Nana and I did our fair share of giggling as we listened to the conversations in the back seat. Comments about how to be "polite" and "proper", even in the event that you burp.
Once we arrived at the store, Zoe picked out her doll (Karalyn & Maeve brought their's). Zoe chose a "Just Like Me" doll. The store clerk immediately picked out a doll...the same one Zoe picked for herself. Nana and I were a bit thrown off. The doll was blonde! I never considered Zoe a blonde. But obviously, she thinks of herself as one and others see her as one. Interesting...
Tea was wonderful. The girls didn't eat much, but they thoroughly enjoyed their Pink Lemonade and Chocolate Mousse. The napkin rings were hair elastics with pink gerber daisies. They thought of EVERYTHING! Even down to booster seats for each of the dolls.
...and did I mention that each of the dolls had their own TEA cup?
After a great "spot of tea", we did a little more browsing in the shop and headed out. Before headed home, we made a stop at Rockefeller Center.
But one of my favorite memories of the day will definitely be Karalyn & Zoe skipping down the sidewalk, holding hands, and singing at the top of their lungs that "we're best friends forever".