Next we were off to Pearls Oyster Bar for dinner. Brett was so adorable. On the way there he said, "since we are going to a fancy restaurant can we be nice people?" Jamin and I laughed and replied "honey, we ARE nice people." He said ,"no that's not what I mean." I'm still not exactly sure what he meant about that. The kids were on their best behavior and so well mannered at the restaurant.
Afterwards the kids wanted hot chocolate and dessert, so we took them to a small Italian restaurant across the street called "Trattoria". When we got there they asked, "are you here with the party?" we told them no and didn't think much of it. There was a large table set up behind our table. Jamin looked over at me and said "they are having some kind of party coming in, must be people that went to the ballet." We ordered dessert and hot cocoa. They brought the kids each their own silver pot full of cocoa. The kids were EXTREMELY impressed. Here are some photos of the kids with their hot chocolate!
A few moments later a lady came over to our table. She complimented our kids and how cute they looked and asked if we had just gone to the ballet. She introduced herself as the chair of the patron committee for the ballet. She said "we are having the patrons of the ballet come here for dinner and some of the cast will be here along with the artistic director for the Oklahoma City ballet! Make sure you stay around so I can introduce you to them!" She seriously was so sweet and nice I couldn't' believe it!
Moments later the dancers begin to file in. The kids got to meet the dancer who played the Sugar Plum fairy and talk with her for a while. She loved the kids, it was so cute! Brett got to meet the Russian dancers from the second act (they were his favorite), the Caviller and we also got to meet Robert Mills the artistic director for the OKC ballet.
It was a magical evening with my kids, one none of us will ever forget! I'm so glad we took them and got to spend this evening with them!