Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is here!

What better way to enjoy the first day of spring then to spend it outside! My mom is also in town visiting, so she was able to enjoy the sunshine with us!

This is Anna Claire telling everyone that she was the queen of the playground :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Girls Weekend

For some reason, I felt a surge of courage and loaded up the car with the girls and drove 8 hours to visit my sister and her family in Alabama...8 hours away. You want to know the thing I am most thankful for---besides arriving there safely and having a wonderful time? The portable DVD player I bought before we left.

The weather was absolutely perfect and spent the majority of our visit outside enjoying the sun. We went to Fairhope one day and had lunch at Panini Pete's. So. Good. 

 We spent some time on the back porch sitting under the oak trees.

Anna Claire loved being around her cousins. Sam was gracious enough to play baseball with her (using her princess bat of course!).

Sissy got lots of lovins' from her girls...

We had a wonderful time! Thank you Sissy, Uncle Steve, Sam and Ben--we love you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A night with my girl

Last night Anna Claire and I went to see Disney Live at TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center)--she had been looking forward to last night for about a week and when it finally got here she was beside herself when we entered the building and she was surrounded by pink, pretty dresses, more pink, and little girls just as excited as she was to see her favorite princesses.

You can't go see princesses on an empty stomach, so her choice was a Wendy's cheeseburger, french fries and chocolate milk.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald were all there to welcome everyone to see the show.

Snow White and her dwarfs sang some songs and danced. Anna Claire hasn't seen Snow White, the movie, so she wasn't quite sure who or what the dwarfs were, but she sure loved seeing them dance.

Cinderella's fairy godmother came to the rescue again and she was able to go to the ball to meet her Prince Charming.

Anna Claire was so concerned that Belle wasn't going to be there so when she showed up, Anna Claire couldn't have been more excited.

After all of the fairy tales were told, all of the princesses and their princes came out to dance with Mickey and Minnie. 

It was such a great show for families and they did a really great job of incorporating everyone's favorite scenes and songs from the movies into the show; you could hear everyone singing along to "Bippity Boppity Boo" and "Be Our Guest." After the show I asked Anna Claire what her favorite part was. She said, "Cinderella, Belle, Mickey, the dancing, the dresses....." So, I'm guessing she loved every minute of it!

It was my first time (despite being in Nashville for 12 years) to visit TPAC and the venue was perfect for this performance--I'm anxious to go see another show there soon!

Disney Live is headed north to Indiana and Illinois next, so if you live in or around the area, be sure to get some tickets and enjoy the show!

Thanks to Feld Entertainment for allowing us the opportunity to see the show--all opinions are my own (and my daughter's too!)