Saturday, October 30, 2010

Birthday Week: Part Two

 We celebrated  Katie's "actual" birthday with dinner at Steak n' Shake.

 We had to wait a few minutes for a table (new SnS, small town), so Katie opened an extra gift, reserved especially for the special day.

 Wedding Barbie!

 Birthday Hot Fudge Sundae!
It was a fun night, good food.
This morning, we concluded birthday week with the Disney On Ice Show in Chattanooga.
Corey dropped Katie and myself off at UTC Arena and he and Noah were driving across town to do a short train ride.  It wasn't until about 5 minutes into the ice show that I discovered I had left my phone in the car!  Ooops!  Thankfully we had discussed at great length, the plans for the day.  The fact that his train ride if he took the one at noon, (1 hr) would be over about the same time as the show (2 hrs) and they would come back and get us after we leisurely made our way out of the show.  I hoped this was a time he had listened to my endless ranting about the details of the day and that he would show back up in time to get us.

 Noah performed some "feats of strength" today.  

 Pre-train ride hot dog.

 A mold for a train wheel.

 They had a blast on the round trip train ride.  We want to do something like this as a family sometime...something longer. the Princess Classics on Ice show....

 ALL the princesses were there...and their princes.

 Jasmine and Aladdin
 Aurora and her fairies.
 Here's Sebastian and the Under the Sea friends.

 Ariel and the Sea Witch
 Not a great photo, but Snow White and the dwarves.
 "Don't eat the apple!" all the kids yelled!

 Belle and the Beast
 And a finale right  before intermission...all the happy endings of the previous stories.  Oh, they also had a Mulan segment, but I didn't post a pic of that, sorry.  Mulan's man, can't remember his name, was actually Katie's favorite.

 All those princesses in one place!
 Katie enjoying the show. We had great seats!

 The entire second half was Cinderella, in much more detail than the other stories.
 The mice were adorable!

 A beautiful finale

 All the couples returned for the "grand" Grand finale, celebrating Cinderella and Prince Charming's happy ending.

 Katie enjoyed an abundance of "show loot" thanks to some birthday money in the mail (thanks Memaw and Grandaddy!)  She got the light up twirly toy, a banner, and a huge bag of cotton candy that came with a golden crown.  She loved it! 
 Noah also got a little something, a small "ligao" train set (the chinese knock off lol).
On the way home we stopped at a place in Calhoun called Popcorn Haven.  Someone at church told us about the incredible popcorn flavors they have and we wanted to see if it in any way possible compared to Garrett Popcorn from Chicago.  It is an okay substitute actually.  Especially since we haven't had the hot fresh Garrett variety in a couple of months now. ha ha.
Each of the kids picked out a mini bag.  Katie got "rainbow" (all kinds of flavors from blueberry to chocolate, to mango all mixed up) and Noah got kettle corn.

 Oh, when we stopped at the mall for fast food the kids did a quick run in the photo booth.

 Corey, of course, got us the "chicago" style mix.  Nothing beats the fresh, melt in your mouth, hot Garrett brand, but this is an okay second.  This place has literally hundreds of flavors of popcorn.  Crazy!

So, birthday week is OVER!  I am one tired mama! But it was great!!!!


Carrie said...

mom that is so cute!!!!!!

Andy's Bethy said...

Meant to comment on this the other day. Corey said the train ride was great, and has pretty much talked Andy into it.
I can't imagine having a girl right now, but the princess day sure does look like fun if I DID have one.
You are going to have to lead me to the popcorn place when we get up there, because some really good kettle corn sounds great right now.

Anonymous said...

What a fun day!!!!!!!!