I was talking to Drew this morning and I told him that I really wanted to do something fun today. The kids, particularly Annelise, have some cabin fever and need something exciting to do. I remembered that today is the Disney Jr Pirates and Princess show at the BMO Harris Bank center. I looked up tickets and ended up buying some. I spent way more than what I wanted to for a fun afternoon, but, now that it's all said and done, I would spend it again in a heartbeat.
Annelise had the best time!! As soon as I purchased the tickets, I told her that we were going to go on a date. She asked if Harrison was going to come and I told her that it was just going to be a date for her and I. Drew's parents came over to watch Harrison for a couple hours. She was beyond excited!
We parked in the parking garage, which freaked her out a little bit, but after I explained what it was, she was ok with it. We walked inside and I started looking for something fun to get her. We landed on a snow cone in a special cup. She loved it! I, however, was not stoked about the $12 price tag!!!! But, she was happy, so I digress.
We found our seats and sat down to wait for the show to start. Ten minutes to show time and Doc McStuffins came out to do a little skit. It was pretty cute.
The show started with Mickey and Minnie coming out and talking to everyone. Then, Princess Sofia started. The show was like watching a live episode. I didn't really know what to expect going into the show, but I really like. They had the actual character's voices playing on a track and then the actors just lip-synced along to it. I thought that was neat. The "episode" was cute and had to do with Sofia needing to find a gift for the friendship festival. Annelise sat and watched quite intently the whole time.
When Sofia was done, she immediately asked for more. I explained to her that it was a short intermission, and that Jake would be coming next.
Once Jake started, she sat and watched that so well also. I couldn't believe how much she was actually enjoying it! She was a little disappointed when it was over and we had to leave. I promised her that we would go on another date again. I'm excited that she's getting old enough to enjoy fun outings like this.