Thursday, February 5, 2009

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

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.

Our Family

The Moore Family
After dinner, we walked to the show that was just a couple of blocks away. As we stood in line for a short while, Mikayla was excited with anticipation about what was going on.

Waiting in line excited!

Waiting for the show to begin!

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?

Singing right along...

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.

Our little mover

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.

Chloe & Mikayla
And, after the show was over, this little man felt like he was finally free! He ran and ran and ran...

I'm free!

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!)

Rock stars, maybe?
(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.


Lyndsie Miles said...

That sounds like a fun evening! I love hanging out with family and friends!
I think I need to try Guitar Hero, everyone loves it!

Shelley @ My Treasure Hunt said...

That sounds fun-- my oldest boys would love seeing the Disney characters youngest might need a few snacks to sit still, too! And I LOVE guitar hero! I just recently learned and I agree, it is very fun!

Kasey said...

You look like a rock star! oh and I love, love, love skinny cow ice cream sandwiches! they have them in chocolate, did you know?

I have an award for you over on my blog! Come on over when you get a chance!

Tammy Williams said...

Sounds like a fun time. I have often wondered how our little girl would do at a show like that. It would be nice to take both kids next year when they are a little older. Your little ones are SUPER CUTE! It was nice to meet you and I hope to see you all again soon.

Missy said...

It looks like y'all had fun. It looks like your daughter was lovin it!

How was Guitar Hero? My husband wants Rock Band so bad. I'm sure we would have fun with it. Thanks for your comments on m blog.

heidi said...

That looks like SUCH a good time!!

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