Friday, September 26, 2014

Disney on Ice! Princesses and Heros

Last night we took the girls to see Disney on Ice. It's been a few years since we've gone, so they were excited.
Kara surprised me by wanting to wear her Rapunzel dress instead of the simpler dress I had laid out for her. Later she did say that she only wore the dress because she thought I wanted her to. Kiersten grew out of her Ariel dress, so she got to wear her Easter dress. I think she still felt pretty fancy. She whispered to me at one point, "Mom! I really am a princess!"
Pretty princess Evie and my skinny hubby!
Some of our friends also went, and we all sat together. The girls were thrilled to find their buddies there.

Kiersten said it was the best Disney on Ice ever.
I was excited the show started with the story of Aladdin, one of my faves!

Snow White's not too much of a favorite around our home, so I wasn't super excited when that story started.
But Snow White and her prince had the best couple skate of the night.
Belle's story was pretty brief. I felt like I looked away for a second, and then it was over.
Kiersten enjoying a sno-cone in her souvenir Ariel cup!
Evie decided to get popcorn in a fun Mickey bag., She really wanted that ridiculously over priced popcorn!
Kara got this crown with her cotton candy. I was shocked that she wore it, and even more so that she intends to bring it to wear on our cruise. Maybe her "girly rebellion" is dialing down a bit.
Kiersten was beyond super excited when Prince Eric came out. He actually had a lot of time on the ice. I have over 20 pictures of just Eric. I wanted to make sure I got a good one for her scrapbook.
She was all the more thrilled about Ariel making her appearance.
I found the Triton costume to be hilarious, and had to get a picture. I actually laughed out loud when I saw him. I guess it just caught me off guard a bit.

It was difficult to get a good shot of any of the villians because it was so dark when they came out. But here's an okay one of Ursula being her Evil self.
Oh, the romance of it all! Kiersten could hardly contain herself. I've never seen her smile sooo huge.
Tiana's performance was aslo short and sweet. She got lifted up a bunch of times by a bunch of guys.
But she definitely had the best music, and Evie couldn't sit still through it. She had to get up and dance.
When Maleficent turned into a fire breathing dragon, Evie was momentarily terrified, and then impressed by the fire. She asked Ben if it was real.
The huge sigh of relief she breathed when Philip finally got to Aurora was noticeable to both Ben and I. She was such a sweetie.

Drizella and Anastasia ruining the ball.
Cinderella always arrives in style.

Kara's favorite part was when they finally got to Rapunzel's story.  
When all of the princesses and heros came out again at the end, Evie had to make sure to wave to everyone.  
Grand finale.
When Tinkerbelle got into the carriage, Kara said, "Ugh! Tinkerbelle is such a diva!" 
Evie was excited that there were fireworks indoors.
Kiersten turned and said, "This is amazing!" 
We had a fun and lively walk back to the car. All the kids, not just ours were dancing and bouncing down the street. 
Kara even let Ben twirl her around, which is something she usually refuses to do. We always try to catch her off guard, but she's pretty quick to notice what we're trying to do. A pretty big change from that afternoon, when she was in her closet crying because she didn't want to go. She is after all, you know, too old and cool to enjoy these things anymore...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

That Evie Girl!

It's half price ice cream day at Sonic! So I took Evie over after school to celebrate her being such a sweet little girl.

This morning she begged for "Fancy Kiersten hair". She looked at herself in the mirror and got all excited, "it's just what I dreamed it would be!" Funny girl! I don't think this is the first time I've done her hair that way, though I admittedly do Kiersten's like that a lot, because she requests it. (Kiersten calls it "princess crown hair" instead of "fancy Kiersten hair").
Should I feel ashamed that my four year old came home and organized my closet? She said it was driving her crazy that my shoes were everywhere. She even said, " You can't find the shoes you want if it's messy all over". So I guess I had a bit of a practice what you preach moment.
When I downloaded these pictures to make this post, I also had this picture, which I believe is the girls at the dentist last week. I must have been in the back with Kiersten, but then who took this? Did they ask the receptionist? Someone in the waiting room? Who knows. Perhaps Kiersten took it while I was sitting right there, not noticing. (Doesn't seem likely).

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crafty Saturday

Since Kara has not been wanting to wear any of her hair bows lately because they are too "little girl-ish", She wanted to make some smaller bows and clips. As long as her hair is out of her face, I am happy, so I let her make as many as she wanted today. I helped her with a couple. My hope is that getting ready in the morning will not be a fight now that she is excited about these hair accessories.
A few times I wanted to stop her and tell her what I would do instead. But then she probably would refuse to wear it, so I let her do what she thought was cute. They did mostly turn out pretty cute. Ben was not shy about sharing his opinion about which ones were less cute than the others.

She couldn't help wanting to make some larger bows. So she made a purple bow for Evie and a pink one for Kiersten. They turned out very, artistic. All 3 girls were excited, so that's a win.

I couldn't just sit there not doing anything, so I made a few bows too. Kiersten wanted some for soccer and one for Halloween. I also made each girl a bow to wear to Disney on Ice next week. Kara even agreed to wear the one I made for her, at least that one night.
Then I got a little crazy and cut up an old plastic table cloth to make painting smocks for the girls. They loved it, but I don't expect these to last long. They kept ripping, though it was easy enough to sew them back up. I also sewed my finger when Ben had come into the room, and I was distracted. So now I have a lovely purple blood blister to show for it.
With new painting smocks, they had to paint something right away. Luckily I had let them get some birdhouses several weeks ago they they hadn't had time to paint yet.
My little blue house. I didn't realize til halfway through that I was painting it to match my livingroom. So I may stick it on a shelf or table. We'll see.
Evie finished her house pretty fast. She says it's for a princess bird.
Kara hated how hers turned out, so she decided to repaint the whole thing.
Making a "fashion bird house".
I decided to make a bird peeking out the back window. The girls loved that, though no one could tell what it was at first.
Kiersten is happy with her house. She even tried to paint the inside.
Kara finally finished her second coat and was happy with hers as well.
And isn't that a fun way to spend a Saturday?