Tonight, Jackson had his first encounter with Mickey Mouse....and loved it.
We took Jackson to see Disney on Ice. Justin and I both have great memories of going as children. Each year our parents would hand over too much money for a souvenir, program book, and concession food - So their children could enjoy two hours with their favorite Disney characters. Tonight, it was Jackson's turn.
I offered to make dinner before we left, but Justin said no. He told me it was part of the fun to eat chicken fingers and fries during the show. So off we went.
We were suckered to the souvenir stand right away. They don't make the light toys the same as they did when I attended each year. So we chose the closest thing too it. It was it hit. Here are some photos of our trip to the souvenir stand.
Mom, it lights up!
On our way to our seats, Jackson pointed out a picture of Mickey Mouse and saw a need to greet him.
...and give him a kiss
We found our seats in time to snap a couple of photos...
Then the show began...
I'm not sure what happened to Justin and I. But the minute Mickey Mouse appeared, Jackson shouted with pure joy and excitement, "MICKEY"....and in an instant Justin and I were both in tears. Jackson waved to MICKEY as if they were dear friends...and Mickey waved back!
Jackson danced, clapped, and kept an eye on Mickey. If Mickey went back stage, Jackson watched the curtain until he returned.
"Mom, where is Mickey"
Here are some of our favorites parts of the show...