Thursday, October 24, 2013

Disney on Ice!!

Even though Samantha is OBSESSED with Mickey Mouse, we have not yet had the chance to take her to the most magical place on earth.  Back in September when we were in Chicago, my Aunt had the opportunity to take us all to Disney on Ice.  Samantha had an absolute blast and has been talking about it ever since.  A few weeks ago I got an email from groupon that Disney on Ice was coming to the Patriot Center at George Mason University which is only about 30 minutes from us.  I knew immediately that we had to go!!  We decided to keep it a secret and surprise Samantha once we got there.  Tonight finally was the big night!

Earlier today we visited our friend Kelly and her daughter B since they have a ton of dress up clothes.  At Disney on Ice in Chicago there were tons of little girls dressed up as princesses and I knew Samantha would enjoy doing that too.  Kelly had a beautiful Snow White costume that Miss Samantha chose to wear.  She looked seriously adorable!

The show we saw was called Let's Celebrate! and featured various holidays including Valentine's Day, Christmas, a luau, and a birthday party.  As always Disney put on an amazing show and the skaters did fantastic.  Our seats were a little high up but honestly, there wasn't a bad seat in the house.  They were pretty steep and even with adults in front of all of us, we could see the show perfectly.

Here are a few pictures from the show!!  I didn't bring a regular camera so these are all cell pictures so I apologize that they're a little blurry.

I LOVE the Sorcerer's Apprentice!  I could watch that part of Fantasia all day long!

The princesses helped Minnie Mouse learn how to find her true love.  The princesses were amazing skaters. I got video of most of them and stopped at Ariel and I am so disappointed I didn't record her.  They did some fantastic tricks and I think they were the best act!

Christmas and grand finale!!

I also took a few videos which for some reason play choppy through blogger.  If you want to see any of them regular, just let me know!

I'm a sucker for goodies so we did get some souvenirs, lol.  The light up toy in the back was from our Disney on Ice trip in Chicago.  We brought it with tonight and Samantha loved lighting it up!  The popcorn came with a cute little tote bag that I know Samantha will like playing with.  Samantha picked the Minnie Mouse cup that came with a shaved ice.  I was trying to get her to pick a Tinkerbell cup but she wanted nothing to do with that one.  The Minnie cup is seriously tiny and probably only holds 1/2 a cup of water.  The Tink cup was huge and looked like a flower.  It was so pretty!!  Oh well, at least Samantha is happy!  I got the lemonade for Chris and I and thought Zach could use the sport bottle.  Unfortunately once I got back to our seats I realized it didn't have a straw so Zach probably won't use it.  Also, once we got home and I saw the bottle up close I realized that the design on the bottle is not printed on, but rather a plastic sleeve that goes over the bottle.  Kind of a jip, we'll see how long it lasts.  The rest of the goodies (Incredibles plush, High School Musical bottle, nightgown, Incredibles watch, and coloring book) were part of a goodie bag that they were selling as we exited the stadium.  The entire bag was only $10.  Not a bad deal.

We got home and Zachary was completely wiped!  This was the best picture I could get of him in his new shirt, lol!  Samantha was a crying mess and just ready for bed and kept saying "more Mickey ice."  So cute!! We will definitely be going to Mickey on Ice again!!  We went to every show that came to Chicago as a kid and I remember having so much fun at them and I can't wait to do the same with my Sammie!

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