I don't think I can really do today just by putting it in words. It was AWESOME! Mikayla and I went to Disney Princesses on Ice and had the best time. I am full of mommy gooeyness at the thought of how much it melted my heart watching how excited she was today. Queen Elsa also helped me make a Sweetest Day treat for Daddy and we caught up with the boys again just in time for Church and home for dinner. The boys, if you're wondering, tackled some yard work this morning and had a Scouting hike this afternoon.
We're all splitting up for a good chunk of the day again tomorrow because Noah and Grant are going to Greenfield Village with Scouts. The Bean and I are going to do some grocery shopping and cleaning as we've got a SUPER busy week coming up. So no more of my rambling, enjoy the pictures. I'll be back tomorrow, so until then...
South Dakota Fun Fact of the Day: The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs contains the largest concentration of Columbian and woolly mammoth bones discovered in their primary context in the world! This National Natural Landmark is the only in-situ (bones left as found) display of fossil mammoths in America.
Queen Elsa getting ready to head out
Her nails of course had to match her gown
Always the diva she was signing before we even left
Queen Mommy and Queen Elsa
I got lots of grateful hugs and kisses today
And got a treat
And went to find our seats (we were much closer, this is just from the entrance)
Ariel came, too
One selfie before things got under way
The following are admittedly not the best pictures, but I wanted to try to capture at least one picture of everyone for the Bean
Mickey and Minnie
Jasmine and Aladdin
Belle and Lumiere
"Be Our Guest"
Rapunzel and Flynn
The pirate ship number from Little Mermaid
Ariel! (Kayla's favorite from the day)
Under the Sea
Ariel and Eric
An intermission selfie
The fairies from Sleeping Beauty ( I couldn't get a picture of the dragon which was honestly the coolest part of the whole show - it actually lit the ice on fire)
Aurora and Prince Phillip
The set-up for Frozen
Elsa in her castle (she kept turning as I went to get a picture)
Anna and Prince Hans
This one maybe the loudest
The end of Frozen - Elsa and Anna
And skated with Prince Charming
One last Elsa and Anna shot for the Bean
Helping me make a Sweetest Day treat for Daddy
Poking the poke cake
Stirring up the pudding
And feasting on the leftover pieces of cake we poked with the funnel
Adding the finishing touches
Sigel Potato Soup - According to the article that accompanied this recipe: "Soup suppers are popular fundraisers for churches and other organizations in South Dakota. A bowl of hot soup on a cold day warms body and soul. But it’s not just the food that attracts people; the aura of fellowship and community also beckons.Such events are often called soup kitchens in southeast South Dakota." Whatever it is - my crew LOVED this soup.
An Oreo Poke Cake for my sweetie on Sweetest Day