Friday, April 27, 2007
Formal nights on a cruise are always tons of fun if you like to dress up (which we do). When else can you go alllllll out with tuxes and fancy dresses and then be stupified into sheer heavenly bliss with loads of yummy food?
Both Brent and Morgan looked ultra-sharp in their tuxedos and Serena looked heavenly in her pretty pink dress and fancy new shoes. Me? Well, I was pretty sunburned from our day in the Bahamas, so I picked my reddest outfit to match my crispy face. I'm not sure I'm ready to forgive Serena for teaching her brother how to flash the peace sign in every picture, though.
The true highlight of the evening was Mister Morgan and his amazing spoon balancing tricks. He had learned how to do them in the kid's club, and he spent the night cracking us up with them. Somehow the juxtaposition of fancy dress and silly spoons was just too much for us, and for our neighbour's too (don't worry Terri, I won't show those pictures!) and soon enough, tables across the dininig room were doing their own amazing feats of balancing! We had dining room staff coming to visit him all the time so he had his own fan club by the end of the night.
After dinner, the kids went to Club HAL for the evening to play with their friends and Brent & I just wandered the ship in our formal wear, stopping in here and there to listen to live music and sip some wine. When we returned to our cabins, there were new towel animals to play with plus a great Stampin' Up! tote with SU towels inside (perfect for the beach). Loved them!! It was a truly magical night :)
My hubby and I never went to ANY of the formal nights. We usually went to the buffets up in the Lido and hung out in our room watching TV. We're two mountain bumpkins from Vermont and don't know what tuxedos and gowns are for. haha!