We always look for a good opportunity for princess dress-up over here, so Disney on Ice was a welcome excursion. Amelia had floor seats and was excited as the skaters waved and smiled at her as they entered the rink. As she gets older, Disney on Ice transitions from being a an chance to see characters for Amelia to an chance to see talented skaters. I’m sure that she imagined herself as Snow White, landing a perfect double!
And for an extra treat in this post, Amelia 3 years ago, also dressed as Rapunzel, recording a post for The Dis Kids blog.
When I think “Shakespeare” I don’t necessarily think “time to bring the kids to the theatre”. But, after seeing the Curtain Up Productions interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s first (and shortest), I could be convinced otherwise. Full disclosure, we have a VIP in our house that plays Antipholus of Syracuse, but the acting, slapstick, and entertainment in this production would have Amelia coming back even without that!
Each Christmas morning, we make french toast casserole, which is a fancy way of saying that we make bread pudding, sprinkle a little powdered sugar, then drizzle syrup on it. Whatever it’s called, it’s delicious. Amelia made this bite-sized version.
Amelia’s newest hobby is cooking. I’m thankful that her talents have progressed beyond opening 3 packages of yogurt and calling it a smoothy. And, the peanut butter and cereal in my coffee phase is also thankfully over. Unicorn Ice Cream is a simple recipe of 3 cups heavy cream (whipped), 2 teaspoons of vanilla, one small can of sweetened condensed milk, food coloring, and sprinkles.
The scene: Outlet Mall Disney Store. The characters: Gramma and Amelia. Basic Plot: Amelia brings Gramma to the castle on 3 separate occasions within the span of 15 minutes saying, “Gramma, I want this.” (or the variation, “Gramma, I really want this”). Conclusion: Gramma shows up on Christmas morning with the castle.
But, as Amelia says in her vlog, she loves the castle and it is a “must do” for every house. It really is nice with great details and accessories!
As Amelia says, the Disney Dream Oceaneer Club gives parents alone time and more importantly for her, it gives kids alone time away from parents. Whether we tried to pick her up at 8 or midnight, she always had a smile and always wanted to stay longer!
Long time, no see. It’s been so long, that Amelia now has all of her front teeth growing in. She was always a fan of her Duplo blocks, moved on to Legos (Princess style), enjoyed her Goldieblox, and now K’Nex Mighty Makers.