Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November in Pics: Part 2

I had to opportunity to attend Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes. Man, we've gone to Mickey's Rockin' Roadshow and Ringling Bros. Circus, but I have to admit I loved Disney on Ice the best!! We had AMAZING seats- 2nd row from the floor. And as a bonus, I got to sit by my friend, Brandy, over at Not So Average Mama. I knew she would be there, but it was fun to discover our seats were right next to each other! (Fun for me anyways... you'll have to ask her what she thought about my singing the entire show...)  I grew up LOVING Disney. We used to listen to Disney music on vacation... on purpose. So, all the songs were familiar to me and the stories too! Here are few of the better pics I got. I am a lame photographer. Every time I snapped, they bowed, or turned or someone jumped in front of me...

[caption id="attachment_3502" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="The Prince from Snow White"]The Prince from Snow White[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3503" align="aligncenter" width="421" caption="Livie with the Little Mermaid going on in the background..."]Livie with the Little Mermaid going on in the background...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3504" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="The awesome dragon from Sleeping Beauty... Check out the ice on fire!!"]The awesome dragon from Sleeping Beauty... Check out the ice on fire!![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3505" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Cinderella and Prince Charming"]Cinderella and Prince Charming[/caption]

I loved the show and so did Sei, Taj, Liv, Isabel, my sister Ali and Isabel's friend, Emily. Taj was worried it would be all "girl princess stuff..." Not at all!! Aladdin was the 1st scene of the show and he was loving it. But when the dragon set the ice on fire-- Taj was in awe!! Sei didn't want to go either, but got wrangled in to it. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. :) Thank you Disney on Ice and Feld Entertainment!!

I took the kids letterboxing. What's letterboxing, you ask? It's kind of like geocaching, except you don't use a GPS. You follow clues and directions left by fellow letterboxers to find the hidden box. In the box is a stamp and a notepad. You also carry your own stamp and notepad. Once you find the box you stamp YOUR stamp in the notepad left in the box and stamp your pad with THEIR stamp. It's kind of like collecting stamps on a passport combined with a scavenger hunt. The kids and I weren't quite sure if it would be fun. Tristan, Alec and Isabel had been geocaching before so I was afraid it would pale in comparison. WRONG! They said letterboxing was more fun! We went several times over the Thanksgiving holiday.  We even hid a few of our own. If you go on Letterboxing.org we are "G-Force." Our stamp is a snake with a G on it. :)

[caption id="attachment_3506" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lookin' for the letterbox"]Lookin' for the letterbox[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3508" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Picnic time after hiding a letterbox"]Picnic time after hiding a letterbox[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3507" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One letter box led us to this cool pond"]One letter box led us to this cool pond[/caption]

Stay tuned for more November updates.... I didn't really do any Black Friday shopping, but will share a couple of Christmas purchases with you in my next post. I did attempt to go to Toys R Us, but the line TO GET IN THE STORE was 1/2 a mile long. So, I stuck with online shopping. :)