• Princess for a Day

    Date: 2014.05.06 | Category: Family, Life, Mark, Me, OMG YAY!, Sarah | Tags:

    When we saw that Disney on Ice was coming to our city, complete with appearances by Belle, Ariel, Merida and Rapunzel, I knew it was something I wanted to take my little princess lover to. We bought tickets well in advance and grew excited about the approaching date.

    What we hadn’t counted on, however, was my youngest sister, Martha Claire, winning a “Princess Package” off the local radio. The package included four tickets to the show, a limo ride for the little girls to get their hair and make up done, and some coupons for free snacks at the show!

    We were so excited! We sold our tickets and began counting down the days until the show. In the mean time, Sarah got slammed with fever and illness. We kept her home and did our best to get her well. By Saturday the fever was gone and she was running around the house singing “I feel better!”

    We showed up at the venue at 3:15, 15 minutes before they told us to meet… but no one else was there except for one lady whose mom worked for the radio. Nine other little girls won the package as well, so we were so confused as to why we couldn’t find them. Of course there was no one to answer phones at the radio station on the weekend, just recordings. The VIP folks at the venue were super nice though, calling their promo contacts at the station while my little princess ran around dancing to the Disney music playing over the speakers. (I have a feeling that if things wouldn’t have worked out, we would have gotten some free tickets from them).

    It was super hot though, so I left my sister and Sarah inside and went to retrieve my car to make another lap around the parking lot.

    During my walk to the car, the thought hit me that I should probably call the salon  and see if they knew anything. When I called they told me that all the other little girls were already there…

    The lady on the phone was very nice though and told me not to rush, we could drive over and still have plenty of time to get Sarah all dressed up.

    When we got there, I found out the limo company had canceled the limo rides, and apparently everyone else but us and one other person had been notified of the change ahead of time.

    They did, however, have our tickets and presented Sarah with a nice program and a flashing Disney princess crown. She sat happily looking at her program and sipping juice waiting her turn to finally get the “purple eyes” she’d been begging me for for months. She had no idea anything was amiss.

    The ladies at the shop did a great job. They let Sarah pick out her perfect shade of purple, as well as her blush and lip gloss.

    Sarah laughed through the whole thing, insisting the eye brush tickled. She was the youngest little girl there, but proudly wore her Punzel dress. All the stylists just loved her.

    There wasn’t much they could do with her hair, but they teased it ,sprayed it and crowned her, and she was please with that.

    From there we picked up Mark and drove back to the venue. We got in and had great seats.

    The show was fantastic and Sarah was positively mesmerized. She yelled and waved at the princesses, sang their songs with them, danced in her seat and jumped in my lap when fireworks went off.

    We even let her pick out one thing from the souvenir stand. Of course she went with a $22 magic princess light wand. But hey, she loved that dang thing.

    I was so impressed by the ice-skating and costumes! And the little mermaid was even doing Cirque style rope tricks. We all loved the Rapunzel lanterns.

    It was really a quality show and I enjoyed it almost as much as my wee princess did. We will definitely go again when the Disney Junior one comes in the fall.