Saturday, July 17, 2010

A day with Belle

Matthew received an email last week announcing that Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) was going to be at Borders today.

Well, we love all things Princess, so it was immediately marked on the calendar as a “must do”.

This is our last weekend of relaxation before all the house renovation craziness begins so I was happy that we were able to do this today.

Nora’s BFF, Gibson, got to spend the night with the girls last night and joined our little band of princesses.

The girls got to choose what they wanted to dress up as: Elyn chose Belle, Nora chose Cinderella and Gibson picked Nora’s ballet costume.  She said she was a Barbie Princess.  Of course.

Here they are, ready to go!  Think they’re excited?

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We arrived a few minutes before Belle showed up.  The girls kept themselves busy with reading…

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Finally, it was time for Belle to show up!  Yea!!!!!  All the princesses took a seat.

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Let’s just talk a minute about Belle.  She was wearing an XL version of Elyn’s dress, had NEVER read the book before, was shaking from nerves and had a quiet voice.  I was wondering if the coordinators found a dark haired girl serving coffee at Borders and asked her to be Belle for the day.  But, Belle wasn’t there for me, was she?

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Nope.  She was there for these girls.  And they LOVED her!

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Check out the crowd!  Kind of like a U2 concert for kids…ha ha!

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After the story time, Borders let all the kids who were dressed in costume have a free frozen drink.  Much appreciated!  (And Nora insisted on wearing the blue shirt under her Princess dress…attractive.)

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Neile Jones, local newswoman, was at the “event” too.  She was a costume judge.  She chose the top 5 best dressed.  Gibson made the top 5!!!!  She won a t-shirt.

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Nora and Elyn won nothing (although, Matthew thought Elyn was the best dressed-ha!).  They just wanted a picture with a celebrity.  (And I have NO IDEA what I did that caused my name to show up on the picture).

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It was a fun day for the girls and we have had a great day as a family.  The girls took a 3 hour nap (and so did their mama)!!!!!  We had a great dinner and then a fab time playing outside.

And it is currently 10:23 and they are both still awake (laying in bed, but wide awake).  A three-hour-nap has its advantages and disadvantages.

3 comments:

Deborah said...

CRACKING UP at your description of Belle! Glad the girls saw past her acting flaws and were able to enjoy the "real" princess. I'm sure you were more excited about meeting the news lady!

Happy house-renovating...

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王美妹 said...

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