We took Gracie to the DisneyLive show at the civic center on Saturday. We didn't tell her where we were going, just said we were going to a party, so it was a complete surprise for her. We had considered taking her in past years since she has a great love of Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie Mouse, but were afraid it would be too much for her from a sensory perspective. This was the perfect year. Once we arrived we explained it would be noisy and that people would scream, but they were all good screams and that she could scream to if she wanted to. We also prepped her that the lights might go out, but mommy and daddy would always be right there. IT WAS A HIT!!!!! From the minute it started to the minute it ended Gracie was totally enamored! The show was great, but I couldn't stop watching Gracie. She was so excited. She kept telling the lady sitting right next to her and Jeff (she sat on daddy's lap the whole time at her request): "It's GOOFY!!!! Goofy!!!!" At the end she got to get up and danced around as they sang the last song and sent confetti flying everywhere. She loved it. We did want her to sit on the stage for a picture, but she wanted NO part of that. No complaints from us, she did so much better than we even anticipated. We bought her a soft cover program with pictures of the cast and the characters. She held that book as if it was gold and she has looked through it so many times that it is starting to fall apart. Not due to abuse...just lots of use! She is still talking about Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, and Donald!
Gracie has another cold virus of some sort. She was running a low grade fever last night, then the chills hit, her nose is running, and she has a cough with it too. Doesn't seem to be serious, just something that has run her down. She is home with daddy today. We're hoping she'll be healthy on Thanksgiving so we can spend some time with family.
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm off to find my most stretchy pair of pants!
Lisa, Jeff, and Gracie