Saturday, March 28, 2009
We took the girls to Disney Live! last night at the VBC. It was great and they had a wonderful time. Chris and I have this joke about Ann Catherine. Every time we go to the VBC, she eats like crazy. At hockey games, Chris calls her "Tommy Tapeworm" and asks her if she has a hollow leg because she eats so much. At every hockey game, she eats (I kid you not) a tub of popcorn, a hot dog (every last bite of it), a slice of pizza and Dippin' Dots.
Last night was no exception. The child went through two and a half tubs of popcorn and a hot dog. That's why all of my pictures of her shows her eating :)
I guess Lily likes the popcorn too!
In the last six months, we have been to both Disney Live and Disney on Ice. In my opinion, Disney on Ice was more entertaining. I guess it's because the characters are ice skating and it's more theatrical. Don't get me wrong. My girls loved both. But, I would have to rate Disney on Ice as being the best for your money.
Speaking of Disney and your money, can we talk about the overpriced souvenirs at these events?! It is crazy!! T-shirts for $25 - are you kidding me?? For t-shirts?? Ann Catherine wanted a Little Einsteins director's baton (like the one that Leo uses to conduct). It's basically a colorful piece of plastic with a globe on top that flashes different colors. You know how much it cost? $20! We have two children. Make that $40. Forty bucks for something that glows in the dark.
Did we buy one? Of course we did. In fact, we bought two. One for each girl. At first, Chris was a tough nut to crack. He's a softie about some things, but he couldn't get past spending $40 for two cheap looking toys.
Not me, though. Oh, don't get me wrong. I thought it was insane to spend that much on this overpriced toy, but I also know that's just part of the Disney experience. I looked around and it seemed like every child there was walking around with that toy, too. Parents know that when they come to a Disney event buying those things is just part of the deal.
So, Chris forked over his money and you would have thought he had given Ann Catherine the greatest toy ever. And off we went. Oh, and did I mention that on the way home in our dark car those flashing toys in the backseat gave the appearance that a police car was behind you trying to pull you over?
Didn't matter. Our girls were happy, even though our wallets were a bit lighter.