Meredith has loved Mickey Mouse (and the rest of his gang) since she was about a year old - and really I mean love! She has also recently loved watching people skate at the mall and pretends to skate all around the house, so we decided Disney on Ice was right up her ally!
Neal has been incredibly busy with his new job, but Gigi and I were able to take her for this special treat. We had amazing seats, but at first I thought it would be lost on her - from the moment we walked into the arena, she had her head buried in my shoulder. She was excited to see Mickey, Minne, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy as they came out in the beginning, but they were followed by the cast of Lion King and a gaggle of monkeys that were not Meredith's favorite. Once she saw Simba and Nala, though she started to get a little looser on her grip on me. Then she totally let herself go when Ariel and the other Little Mermaid characters. After that stretch, she went to her own seat and would "ooh and ahh" and clap and point.
She also loved getting to go get Popcorn and cotton candy (which came with a cute Flounder hat) and as soon as we got home she reinacted all the characters skating and Goofy falling for Daddy so that he could feel like he was right there with us!
Ariel to the rescue! She and her gang helped Meredith realize how fun Disney on Ice was - and it was probably my favorite part too!
Tinkerbell was a big hit too - plus Peter Pan came and "took a nap" on some rocks right by us, which Meredith thought was so silly!