The Random Writings of Rachel: Disney on Ice + Easter Happenings

Disney on Ice + Easter Happenings


 Two weeks ago, we finally spilled the big birthday secret to all the girls: We were taking them to go see Disney on Ice for their birthdays! It made perfect sense--the date of the show was right in between MaryGrace's March birthday and Rebekah's April birthday. The younger girls love Disney princesses and Rebekah, if not quite as enthusiastic about princesses, loves the art of ice skating. Sarah is a bit of an outlier, since her birthday isn't till November, but we couldn't very well skip her, now could we? She just gets an early taste of birthday fun this year.

We wouldn't be "us" if we didn't dress on-theme, which meant, for me, a casual "Ariel" inspired look with the signature green and purple and a red scarf instead of red hair. I think Pinterest would call this "Hipster Ariel," but those are just my glasses, which I had to wear if we actually wanted to see the show. At the last minute, I had to remind MaryGrace to run back in and get her glasses, too, because like me, she avoids the contraptions when she can get away with it.



We've got two Belles, Rebekah describing her outfit as a "Modern-Day Princess" (I thought it looked Maleficent-inspired, myself), along with little Anna and Shiloh, who christened themselves Elsa and Cinderella, respectively, for the evening.

Angel, characteristically, was happy to buy tickets for everybody and make sure everyone got an awesome birthday experience, and drive us to the show and pick us up...but he did not actually attend the show, because he was utterly convinced that "Disney on Ice" would be totally lame and he'd rather save his money and sit in a coffee shop and wait for us to get out than come with us. Ever practical.

Yes, it was a present for the birthday girls, but...I was there to enjoy the show, too, and therefore took only a paltry couple of pictures of the 2 hour performance. Because taking constant terrible pictures is not my method of enjoying awesome shows. This was quite a special event for us because actually buying tickets to watch any kind of live show is not a normal experience for us.



I am happy I took a few to remember it by. I teared up on multiple occasions, and the littlest girls would spontaneously jump out of their seats during songs to come and hug me and tell me how excited they were to be there. We loved the set details and special effects and ice skating tricks, and we gasped with the crowd when Princess Anna fell down (but got herself up again in less than a second!). It was not all idyllic, though, because certain littles were persistent in their questions about where Cinderella was (there was no Cinderella) and why we couldn't get popcorn (15RM for a teeny box that would feed one of us? No.). Popcorn questions were quieted with whispered promises to take them to McDonald's after the show for a snack--not the best technique if I were a parent, but I'm not, and it was a birthday outing, after all.

We've also been doing other things, actually somewhat related to Easter celebrations:


You may have seen it on instagram already, but Angel got baptized on Palm Sunday, following his own research of baptism and coming to the conclusion that he needed to be baptized with a solid understanding of what baptism means. A very happy event, indeed!


With some of our younger friends, we made crafts. The assignment was to make something out of clay that reminded them of Easter--this resulted in everything from an Easter egg to a crown of thorns to a teardrop to a kneeling man to a rose to a cross.


Because we no longer have a large extended family nearby to have a big Easter dinner with, we invited over local friends and had a big Easter dinner with them on Sunday evening. For some reason, we have no photos of the food, but we do have a photo of the shoes--a massive pile of shoes outside the front door is always the sign of a good party, right?

And, finally, in a land far, far away from here, my "big" little siblings took photos of themselves with my Grandpa on Easter Sunday, and I just had to share them because they're so painfully cute and I miss them so much. Besides, if you've been following this blog since I started, Isaac and Lizzy and Anna are recurring characters that you all ought to be updated on once in a while. As you can see, these characters remain alive and well, working hard, with the end of college coming into sight for the older ones. Anna's coming back in a month and I can't wait.




It was a holiday with and without family, as all of them are.

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE that you all dressed in theme! How very cool and so much fun for the little girls (and the big girls too!)

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  2. What a fun idea to dress up! I love the Ariel look...I recognized it right away!

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  3. YAY too all of this post! Your disneybounding of my favorite princess was perfect, and how wonderful for Angel and his baptism!

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  4. How sweet! And YAY for Angel getting baptized. That's so exciting!

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  5. How fun!! I would've dressed up for this event as well.

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  6. Happy Easter! That's very exciting that Angel got baptized, please tell him "congratulations" for me! I love your Ariel-inspired outfit; that's a really creative way to dress in homage to her-especially with the red scarf.

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  7. Your Ariel outfit is so on point! I love that everyone dressed on theme. Congrats again to Angel!

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  8. Awesome about Angel's baptism. <3

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  9. Disney on Ice sounds like so much fun! Sounds like you've had a wonderful Easter week!

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  10. So much awesomeness in one post. But the shoes is what got me. I grew up on and island and we could always tell who was in the house by looking at the slippers at the door! LOL Have a great week!

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  11. What delightful sharing! I don't think any of us get too old to enjoy Disney!! We returned to Disney World a few years ago as grandparents without children or grandchildren in tow and still had a blast! Love the pic of all the shoes outside the door! Happy to be your neighbor at the Linkup at The Modest Mom blogs today!

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  12. Yay awesome is that a show on Easter. I really enjoyed Disney on Ice this year

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  13. Yay awesome is that a show on Easter. I really enjoyed Disney on Ice this year

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  14. Aw I love your outfits!! You did such a great job!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  15. Disney on Ice sounds awesome! I've heard from several of my adult friends that they enjoyed it as much as their daughters did, haha! Also, I so love that you guys dressed on theme. So precious. :)

    And a huge congratulations to Angel on the baptism!

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  16. I figure skate, and last week I auditioned in front of different producers of ice shows, one of which was from Disney on Ice! So glad you had fun, I might be biased but ice shows are the best things to buy tickets for. :)

    And please give a big congrats to Angel! You must be proud!

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  17. I have been dying to see Disney on ice!

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  18. Disney on Ice! How exciting! I would love to see that! And congrats on Angel getting baptized! That's wonderful!

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  19. Disney on Ice sounds like a lot of fun! I love how y'all dressed up for it.

    Southern Soul

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  20. Loving the lanterns picture! I really want to catch Disney On Ice soon!

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  21. I love your Aerial outfit! And congrats to Angel!

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  22. Great Disneybounding for your Disney On Ice adventure!!

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