Me and my girls

Me and my girls

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Keeping the magic when your child is a realist

What I love about childhood is the magical quality. Everything is new and mysterious. Unicorns, fairies, mermaids and other magical creatures are still a possibility and there are no limits to the imagination. While my eldest has embraced some aspects of fantasy, she is also a realist.

Recently Ainsley has been complaining that Juliet has been waking her up in the morning. Juliet will go into Ainsley's room when she wakes up and will wake Ainsley up so they can play together. Really cute, but Ainsley is not getting enough sleep. So I told Ainsley that I would put a magic spell on her door so that Juliet won't be able to come into her room in the morning. In other words, I locked the door.

Well, Ainsley used the potty at some point in the night which unlocked the door so Juliet was able to get in and wake her up in the morning. This is the conversation that ensued:

Ainsley: Mommy, Juliet woke me up again. The spell didn't work.
Me: Well, I will have to put another spell on your door tonight.
Ainsley: No mommy. You should just use a key.

Well, didn't I feel silly. As hard as I try to keep it magical, it seems that Ainsley will keep me grounded.

How do you keep things magical for your children?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Favourite Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3!!!

As a child I never understood why my parent's weren't as keen on March Break as I was. Now with the tables turned, I totally get it. March Break adds to my job description, Event Coordinator. I need to be extra creative this week to keep the girls busy and I have my own personal pressure to make it 'special'! I was super excited to have the opportunity to take the girls to see Disney on Ice on Tuesday and even more excited to find out it was for Toy Story 3!

From beginning to end Toy Story 3 was a lot of fun. Great music added to the story that was told. They did a really great job of meshing some stories from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 with Toy Story 3. All the characters were there: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr & Mrs. Potato Head, Slinky, Lotso, Jessie and Bullseye were among the cast. We even had a short visit with Mickey, Minnie, and Daffy.

Our absolute favourite part was when Barbie arrived on stage to the song "Barbie Girl". What an entrance! Not only did Barbie and her clones do her own dance, but the romance between Ken and Barbie was touched on and Ken did his famous fashion show from Toy Story 3. What more can a girl ask for!

The show ends March 20th so there is still time! Use the code BLOG to receive $5 off your tickets.

Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 is my favourite on Ice production to date and look forward to future shows!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway WINNER

Congratulations to H. Posgate for winning four tickets to see the show!

If you are thinking of buying tickets, don't forget to use the code BLOG to receive $5 off tickets to the show.