I always look forward to Girl's Night Out. My sister and I thought it would be fun to take our girls to Disney Princesses On Ice. We took Trax downtown and met my sister at the Gateway early so we could go to dinner first. We ate at Applebee's and then headed to the Energy Solutions Center. Lily and Taylee weren't sure what to expect since they had never been to one before but it didn't take long after they saw the first princess come out onto the ice to realize how great this was going to be. They squealed and clapped in excitement at everything, and sang to all the music , commented on which princesses they thought looked the prettiest, and were in awe with the ice skating. It was more fun for me to watch Lily and see the sparkle in her eyes as she watched it. What is it with little girls and Disney Princesses? I think it is a mixture of they are beautiful, can sing, wear frilly dresses and crowns, they are kind, in love with a handsome prince that saves them in one way or another, a little magic, and it helps that they have happy endings. What little girl doesn't want that?
My sister and I came to a sad realization though, our nine and half year old girls are growing up. Although they enjoyed the show, the magic wasn't there for them like it was for their 4 year old sisters or like it had been for them in the past. They commented on which "princesses" were wearing wigs, or why they were lip syncing to the songs, or that when the princes kissed the princesses- they really didn't kiss. So we will have to think of some more age appropriate activities for them next time and leave the princesses for the younger ones.
It was a fun evening. I am so thankful for my gorgeous "princesses", Lexi and Lily and for the time I get to spend with them. I feel so blessed to have them in my life and am so thankful to be their mother and friend.
Here are a few pics. They really didn't turn out well hence the reason why I want a new camera. I need something that takes good pics indoors with low light, has a good zoom, and the sports feature. If you have a good one let me know, I need some suggestions.