Sunday, February 8, 2009

On with the show

Playhouse Disney was an adventure! Courtney, I and our combined three kids, went early to Billings to run a few errands. The first one, Target, took longer than we expected. There was so much stuff to browse for. We picked up Valentine's Day gifts, dollar bin finds and browsed the maternity clothing. We made it to Olive Garden a bit late and had to wait to be seated. The kids were very anxious to eat and were quite loud waiting for a table. Then off to the show after we inhaled our soup and salad. We arrived a few minutes after the show started.
Adventure #1 Trying to find our seats, in the dark, with 3 very excited children.
The show consisted of four cartoons: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins and Tigger and Pooh. Darby, Cooper and Emmett were all captivated by the costumes and music. Emmett and Cooper were about to naptime and were a bit calmer than Darby. She was a dancing fool! The other two sat on laps and clapped and cheered.
Adventure #2 Keep the kids away from the booths selling souvenirs.
Those booths are money pits and cause many migraines for adults. We managed to get out of the auditorium without purchasing anything, but Darby(desperately needing some shuteye) was severely disappointed that she did not take anything home with her. She was upset all the way to the car, which started Cooper crying to match her sister's screams. Emmett refused to walk, only to be carried. It was a trying experience that really on lasted about 15 minutes, but seemed much longer!
Adventure #3 Try to get thru Costco quickly.
Courtney staying in the car with the kids and a movie playing. Darby, already fast asleep, Cooper, well on her way, and Emmett contently watching the movie. Costco is never fast, but with a very short list(things for the upcoming playdate), I was in and out in 20 minutes. The ride home was very quite as all of the kiddos eventually fell asleep and we were able to turn off Elmo and have quite conversation.
All in all, a very successful day and enjoyable enough to try again when the next show comes to town.
Pictures: Emmett, Darby and Cooper at the show, Tigger and Pooh, Handy Manny, Rocket from Little Einsteins, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang.