Grandma Joanne took Theo, Joe, and me to see Disney On Ice. Theo had a great time, but who are we kidding, this was Elyse heaven. Each prince/princess duo did a skating dance to their respective love song, all in a row. I almost cried. It was the most beautiful thing ever. Joe reenacted my face for me later; I looked like SUCH a dork watching.
Lots of people brought their daughters dressed up as princesses. I had multiple heart attacks. The boys were cute in their crowns and shark hats, too. And there was lots of great boy stuff in the show. Theo loved it. He was jumping in his seat, dancing, clapping, cheering. Toy soldiers, Mulan warriors, the Incredibles...boy stuff.
He especially got a kick out of the tech stuff, however. For a Finding Nemo sequence, bubbles came out of an overhead machine. Theo's reaction was, "uh oh!"
Toward the end of the second half, Theo fell asleep. But Joe woke him up for the Circle Of Life finale, which included every Disney character you can think of. Theo got to shake Minnie Mouse's hand, which pleased him almost as much as the popcorn he consumed. He had been looking forward to the popcorn all day.
After the show, grandma took us to Outback Steakhouse. For the first time, Theo ordered steak. He didn't want mac and cheese or a hot dog. "Steak," he insisted. He ate steak and broccoli. But he washed it down with chocolate milk, so he's not completely an adult yet. (And neither is his mommy who stole a sip of his chocolate milk.)