The girls went to their first big 'show' yesterday. It was my mom's birthday so we thought it would be fun to all go to Disney On Ice. The girls have been obsessed with ice skating for awhile now, I think due in part to Max and Ruby (the main teacher of my children lately, it seems.... sadly....). Also, right after Christmas we took them into the city to see the tree and they were very enamored with the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center. And of course our own little trek out onto the ice with them a few weeks ago which they still talk about (cold! slippery! ice skating, ice skating, brrrrrr).
I had my doubts about their ability to sit for two hours though and watch ice skating, especially since they don't really know many Disney characters, aside from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and of course, the Princesses that are everywhere and on everything. I did put on my Cinderella DVD for them the night before the ice show, and they watched almost all of it. Charlotte really liked it, but I think mostly for the singing birds and mice (aw, so cute! is her favorite phrase).
In the end, I was really proud of them, they made it through the ENTIRE Disney on Ice show. Again Charlotte in particular was pretty enthralled by it all. Katie liked it (especially the clapping and the $20 light up wand we bought her) but after awhile she got a little fidgety. Both girls were so good and cute, it was a really great day. Today they both were talking all day about Mickey (and Minnie, and Donald and Goofy and the Lion and Cinderella....) ice skating.
Another first, with many many more to come. I love it.
Charlotte and Grandma making their way out of the parking garage.
Katie, very excited to see MICKEY! MICKEY!
Katie waiting for the show, and LaLa eyeing Daddy's popcorn.
LaLa and Katie at the end of a big day.