Friday, January 30, 2009

disney on ice

Last weekend Ava went to see Disney on Ice with my brother, his wife and her niece Aria. Here is my brother's guest post about the day.

Ava was the most well behaved 2 year old there! She was very excited about the car ride to EMJ. When we asked her what her favorite part of the day was she said it was watching the movie in the car.

When we got to EMJ she wanted nothing to do with the pizza or cookies that were in great abundance. She did however want to eat every grape they had in the building. She picked out Aria’s juicebox for her saying, “Yeah, she would like this one. It’s good.”

She tore right into the gift bag full of toys and candy. She especially loved the airheads! She devoured the blue one (once she figured out how to eat it) then promptly requested the green. “Now Green?”

When we got on the bus, she was again very excited. She sat calmly and didn’t fidget. I think she felt very grown up sitting with Aria in their own little seats. She screamed with glee as the bus showed re-runs of America’s Funniest Home Video’s


The woman behind her agreed, after all, it was indeed a baby on tv.

When we pulled up to the Allstate Arena and the bus stopped she announced to anyone who would listen that it was “Time for my show!”

We waded through the crowds of people and she even walked up most of the stairs herself. She got to pickout her one souvenir. She reached for a plush Lightning McQueen… it was attached to the display. The whole thing nearly came tumbling down.

We finally got back to the seats and she would not sit in her chair. She chose instead to stand, then sit on Diana’s lap, then mine. She applauded for everything and talked to herself, announcing every character she recognized… until she fell asleep. She was out cold for the entire intermission. People walked past and I had to move out of the way for them, carrying her with me, she never came close to awake.

She awoke with a start just as Tinkerbell was unveiled. She shot awake exclaiming “TINKERBELL!!!”

After the show we walked back to the bus and she once again discussed the baby on the tv and her excitement to watch more movies in the car. All in all it was a wonderful day and me and Diana can’t wait for the next time we kidnap Ava for the day.

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