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!