Our good friends, Kara & Jason, came into town with their two sweet girls last Friday. For Christmas this past year, we had decided that we would spend some family time together instead of giving each other gifts. They were so generous to make another trip to Portland (we promise we'll come to visit you next!). Back at the end of October, Ryan got an e-mail advertising cheap tickets for the Playhouse Disney Live! show coming to the Rose Garden in Portland. This was the perfect idea for us to spend a night together as a family, and the Moore family was on board!
We started off the evening attempting some dinner at Red Robin, but apparently everyone else who was heading to the show had the same idea. The place was packed with families and the wait was 45 minutes. So, instead we opted for Burgerville across the street and had our meal in a matter of 10 minutes.
The minute the show started, Mikayla's eyes lit up and she instantly started singing and dancing. It was so precious to watch! Whenever a character would come on stage, she would say its name. She would also participate in the singing and whenever they asked the audience to help them out. At one point in the show they brought up a few kids to help out, and Mikayla wanted to go up on stage so badly. Maybe she's not as shy as I thought?
Austin was a bit of a handful, so it was a good thing we had lots of snacks on hand. There were a few times where he was mesmerized by what was happening on stage, but most of the time he just wanted to get down.
We realized that the show was definitely more suitable for the older girls, but it was still fun to all be together as a family.
It was a very fun evening and after the kids were finally in bed and asleep, we enjoyed chatting and playing a little Guitar Hero (my first time, and loved it!)
(I think we got booed off 4 out of 5 times!!)
It was so good to catch up and we really enjoy our times when we can be together. The last time we spent time together was when we went to Bella Beach back in September. Next time, we'll try not to let that much time go in between...we have plans to visit them in Coos Bay sometime in March.