Monday, April 13, 2015

a silly dream come true

Eric had to work over the weekend which was a huge bummer, but luckily for us, he had additional days off last week to make up for it! We took advantage of all the extra time with him by going swimming, eating good food and treats, getting stuff done at home and just playing and spending time together as a family. It was the best!
Gotta love crappy selfies... I think it's time for a phone upgrade, ha ha!
Since Eric worked on Saturday I planned the funnest mommy/daughter date for Mia and I, and we had the best time! I discovered that Disney on Ice was coming to Phoenix and I couldn't resist taking Mia! This is one of those silly things that I've been looking forward to doing with Mia since she was born and while she won't remember this in the future, I knew that she was old enough to totally love it! She's so into characters these days (even for shows she's never seen. For example, she is obsessed with the Sesame Street characters, Ewmo, Cookie Monster (said in a toddler monster voice), Ouch (Grouch) and Bird (Big Bird) but I don't think she's ever seen an episode!) so I figured Disney on Ice would have to be a hit with her. It did not disappoint!
I only told Mia we were going to see a show, so she had no idea what to expect when we arrived. She was pretty overwhelmed with the large facility, the crowds and the souvenir shops, so she had me carry her around, pointed out the Mickey paraphernalia every once in awhile, but mostly sat there in awe as she took it all in :) We bought popcorn and an annoying spinning-light toy that Mia absolutely adores. All completely unnecessary purchases but I just couldn't stop myself (all those "enabling your children" posts that are circulating were totally written for me) Once the show started Mia was in total heaven! She thought it was so "cool" and shouted "OH YEAH!" every time one of her favorite characters came out on the ice :) I was totally in my happy place as I got to snuggle with Mia, squeal and clap with her over the show, etc. Everything I imagined a date with my little girl should be! I know I'm gushing and it sounds insane, but I also happen to be the cheesiest adult ever. It's great now but I'm sure that will haunt Mia as she keeps growing and gets too cool for her mom, especially her cheesy mom ;)
We missed Eric like crazy as I knew this was something he would enjoy as well, but I'm so grateful for these sweet memories I got to make with my girl! I need to make it a point to plan some really special moments with Mia before our next baby arrives, and to keep it up after her baby brother or sister officially ruins her life ;) Gosh, I love having a little girl!

26 comments:

P!nky said...

You and your lil girl are just the cutest. She might not remember the evening but you know how much she loved it being in the moment with her mommy. Such a sweet date night with Mia, it sounds like so much fun.

I'm with you on the phone upgrade, I need better pictures but I just CAN'T see paying what people pay for the 6. I just want a simple phone with a nice camera...please!?

<3 you!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Love a girls day!! I bet she had the best time ever!

Jenn said...

It sounds like it was a great experience for both of you. Even if she doesn't remember the details of it all, she'll always remember the feeling of happiness and fun that she had with you--it'll just be one of the many things in that mental memory bank :)
So glad it was a fun weekend even though Eric couldn't be there with you guys!

BLovedBoston said...

What a fun mommy/daughter date!! I actually want to take my nieces to it! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Allison Cooley said...

We took Brylee to the circus a few weeks ago and she loved it-especially when an animal she knew came out. The people walking the tightrope not so much...but we knew it would make great memories we could talk about forever!

'Tis Our Life Blog

Evelina said...

Sounds like Mia have a great time at Disney on Ice! Me nieces went last year and totally lost their minds with excitement!

Kelly Mock said...

How fun is that!? You are such a great mommy!

Karra said...

awww, this is so sweet. Frozen on ice came here and I totally dropped the ball on getting tickets, but I've got alert set so hopefully I can take Rae one day!! such a good mama you are, Courtney! Hope you're feeling okay :)

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!! Love your toddler monster voice too, hehehe. I hope that you have a lovely day today too!! :-)

Tara said...

SO fun and not cheesy!!! I love those kind of moments too. You're such a great mom- I think taking her on a date is awesome! I need to do that with my big girl too. We love baby sister but it'd be nice to have some special time with just her!

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

so fun!!! We took Annabelle to see Frozen on Ice, she's not quite two so I wasn't sure if she's like it and the child was seriously in a trance!!! Such a hit!!
Glad you had fun on your girls day!!

Brittany said...

This absolutely melts my heart! I think because I'm the oldest of my siblings and I totally remember my mom doing things with JUST me. Those are memories I will NEVER forget.

Amanda said...

So much fun!!!! I would LOVE to take Lily to Disney on Ice. She is obsessed with their characters. I can't ever find tickets for a reasonable amount though. Got any tips?

Mandie said...

Disney on Ice - jealous! I would have have been clapping & screaming as well. Tee hee! I'm glad that you're able to do all these things with Miss Mia before baby #2 comes along. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

so precious! we took Elyse to see Disney on Ice a few weeks ago and she LOVED it! And she was also super overwhelmed with everything else.

Tawnya Faust said...

What a fun date for you girls!! :) Sucks that Eric had to work all weekend but glad you guys made the best of it!

Foxy DomesticSide said...

Oh my gosh so sweet! Can't wait to do this with my daughter! Perfect outing and yes to the enabling! I would have done the same thing.

Jessie said...

You are so cute! I love love love making those kinds of sweet memories with my kiddos. Also, I totally enable my boys by buying them a donut every time we go to the grocery store. Haha

Jessie said...

You are so cute! I love love love making those kinds of sweet memories with my kiddos. Also, I totally enable my boys by buying them a donut every time we go to the grocery store. Haha

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

SO fun!!! I love that you got to have a mommy/Mia date and that you got to take her to something that you've been dreaming of for a while. I bet Mia (and you!) had the BEST weekend together! What a sweet memory!

Jessica and Trent said...

Oh what fun!! I wish we had thought to take Aiden! Oh, and OF COURSE you can steal those pictures!! You didn't even need to ask ;) Also, I'm pretty sure we're going to do Janie's party on Saturday, May 2nd - I just need to confirm with our families. Somehow I just remembered your anniversary is around then (since ours is close to yours), so maybe you have plans. I'll shoot you a text to confirm soon!

Jessica and Trent said...

Oh what fun!! I wish we had thought to take Aiden! Oh, and OF COURSE you can steal those pictures!! You didn't even need to ask ;) Also, I'm pretty sure we're going to do Janie's party on Saturday, May 2nd - I just need to confirm with our families. Somehow I just remembered your anniversary is around then (since ours is close to yours), so maybe you have plans. I'll shoot you a text to confirm soon!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Perfect date!!!!!! Love Mia's little smile! :)

Laureen said...

What a fun and memorable little date; I think there's a lot to be said for making memories. Way to go momma!! :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I'm the same! I get so excited watching Aria get so excited and be into things. She met her first Disney princess while we were at the parks over the weekend and it was the total highlight of the trip for me. She was so shy but I know she thought it was just amazing! I love it.

Christy said...

that sounds SO fun!!!!! I wanna go!

Post a Comment

i admit it. i LOVE hearing from you!