Friday, June 26, 2009


The girls and I went to see a local production of Cinderella, yesterday. It was really very cute! The stage was not in a full size was a small stage surrounded by only4 rows of seating and they allow the children to sit along on the floor right on top of the stage!! The characters actually interact with the kids during the show! We really enjoyed it! They added some points of humor in it....probably for the adults sake. For instance, the wicked stepmother was a male....who did not try to hide that fact! Some of the things that were meant as humor were a bit frightening to Ella and she came and crawled in my lap during the show instead of sitting on stage. She still struggles with loud noises...they are indeed a trigger for her PTSD. Not sure how we will handle that when we go to Disney in a few months. Earplugs?


After the show was over, the characters all lined up and gave their autographs and posed for pics, if wanted, with the kids. So cute! The gal that played Cinderella was the sweetest thing and the Prince was truly charming. They fit the roles as perfectly as could be!





The girls wore their Cinderella shirts that I have set aside for Disney. Ella does not like to pose for all! I had to crop her out of this one, which I thought was a cute one of Sophie. I have to catch Ella off guard and naturally to capture good shots of her.

Here are our friends that we shared the day with.
From our castle to yours....have a wonderful week-end!!!!!



Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the photos..
Looks like you all had a WONDERFUL time.
Love ya girly..
Miss ya..
Have a great weekend..

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, how fun! So glad y'all had a wonderful time, despite the loud noises.

The Tongginator loved meeting Cinderella at our house last year... but mostly because she brought along the horses (with her carriage). That girl - never reacting the way I expect. LOL.

mommy24treasures said...

how fun! Love the pic of Sophie with her hands on her hips:)
Jacob can't stand loud noises either, He does get better each trip to Disney. This past year he actually enjoyed the fireworks and a couple of shows. He loves tohave playdough in his hands to deal with the stress.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

How fun! Very cute!

GGAdventures said...

What a great time! The girls, of course, look adorable!
I guess I didn't know Ella and AnLi were so much alike. :) As someone else said, AnLi always has something in her hands (spoon, shovel, something hard) to deal with the stress/anxiety.
Good luck! Will e-mail soon.

Robin said...

How fun, Maya would have loved to join them.

That's a great picture of Sophie. I'm sure Ella will get back to enjoying posing sooner or later.

Re the loud noises, Maya used to be really sensitive to and upset by loud noises as well. We taught her to put her hands over her ears to block the sound when things got too loud and it made a huge difference - both by reducing the noise itself and by giving her a degree of control over it.

Sherri said...


When we went to Disney, Olivia was still having issues with noise. We bought her (ahead of time before we left home) one of those spinny centrifuge flashlight things. When it was fireworks time, we'd pull that out and she would focus on that and not on what was going on around her.

I'm glad you had a nice day! I miss you!

Ohilda said...

Your Princesses are just precious! What a fun thing to do.



JShannon said...

The play looks like it was fun! I bet the girls loved meeting Cinderella and the Prince.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

The girls look sweet in their Cinderella shirts! How exciting it must have been to see Cinderella. Cinderella is Lauren's favorite princess.

Have a great weekend!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Michelle!

Wow! What a wonderful experience for Ella and Sophie! You are such a great Mommy! Beautiful pictures! Your daughters will be talking about Cinderella forever and ever! And, those dance costumes for their recital are the cutest!

Love, Maria XO

Jewels of My Heart said...

How fun! I love all their costumes. What a wonderful time for you and the girls.
I hope Ella wasn't afraid anymore when she was in her Mommy's lap. Hannah still has a very difficult time with most loud noises as well.
I don't remember Disney being too loud.... perhaps that is because I couldn't hear the noises over my LOUD EXCLAMATIONS of GLEE! hehee

Colleen said...

How fun!!!!!! I wish Livi would sit through a play but her SID and ADHD makes it hard for her : ( Livi has trouble with loud noises it's part of her sensory. She covers her ears LOL
The pictures are wonderful!!!! Looks like a wonderful time!!!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Great pictures!!!


Tiffany said...

That sounds and looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh they are going to LOVE Disney!!!!!!!

sara said...

That is so funny that Ella doesn't like to pose for pictures - I have one like that - one rotten one in the bunch can spoil the whole picture :=) Well, only if they are in the middle - of you can crop 'em - do it!!

Disney is going to be be fun - I love the princess shirts!!

Nancy Lee said...

Sophie looks so happy! Praise God for glimmers of hope! Love you sailor!

Felicia said...

Great pics and looks like loads of fun

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Michelle, the girls look so beautiful! What a dream come true for them. :) Jackson always had major issues with noise too. He has outgrown it in the last couple of years though.


The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh what a fun fun time! I didn't realize you guys were planning to go to Disney....what fun!

Lori Lynn said...

I hope you all will have a great time at Disney! The dance recital pictures were adorable! So was the one with the girls and Cinderella and Prince Charming.

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