We decided a few weeks ago to get tickets for Disney on Ice and surprise the kids. So, on Saturday we got them all dressed up and headed downtown for the princess show. Although they were excited, they were also a little confused and Mike and I decided we'll wait on the surprises until they get a little bigger. We think when they are this little (and they are going to something they haven't been to before), it's better to build them up leading to the event. Ella especially loved it and I think it will help hold us over until the next time we make it to Disneyland/world :-).
All ready to go...
Ella was directing Addie in her posing...it was hilarious :-).
Preston, as usual, wanted nothing to do with posing for pictures.
(and yes, I realize he needs a haircut, I'm just dreading it)
Walking into the stadium we saw lots of other princesses around and Ella was so confused about what was going on :-)!
Once inside Mike took over the camera while I tried to keep hold of Preston. They had a little pre-show display set up that we went to look at before going to our seats. For only buying our tickets a couple weeks before the show, and getting the cheaper ones, we were surprised by how great the view was. Our one error was bringing Preston with us. He did well, but I had no idea how long it would be and as the stage darkened after the first hour I thought the whole show was done. When an announcer said there would be an intermission before the second half began I was definitely surprised and we decided to leave and get dinner instead. Addie was getting a little antsy too, so it worked out perfectly really, plus we beat the traffic leaving :-). Ella would have loved to stay for the second half but I think we all left feeling satisfied with our experience. Now I'm just wishing we were headed to Disney World on Thanksgiving day again :-)!
Who knew Aladdin and Jasmine were Asian :-)?! Ella said, "He looks like Ili!"
The Aladdin part was Ella's favorite part of the program. Addie kept asking when Ariel was coming and luckily she ended the part of the program we were there for. Preston was just excited when any character who wasn't a human came out.
We let Preston get out some wiggles once we got outside before we headed to dinner. We FINALLY went to Pappasitos and I don't know why we have never made it there all these years! The chips and salsa were SO good, they had shredded beef AND our waiter was the best ever (he sent us home with a bag of chips, 2 cups of salsa and asked Mike if wanted a soda to go too)!
Prestons lost his pants as he was running away, and other than slowing him down, it didn't seem to phase him at all :-).
I LOVE these pictures in the sunlight!
Ella was being so crazy that she wasn't smiling normal so I told her to be serious instead :-).