We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Friday, July 18, 2008

More Ice in the Desert

Some of you will remember that last year about this time, Lee Anna & Mom had a special Girls' Night Out to see the Disney Princesses on Ice. Well, we were excited to learn that Disney was bringing another ice show to our city this summer, and this time, since it wasn't just a princess show, we decided to invite the boys to join us.As we drove up and parked, there were signs everywhere with different characters on them. I don't think Sawyer had any idea where we were going or what we were doing, but he was excited to see Pluto on a poster. We also discovered as they shouted out all the characters' names that Lee Anna thinks that the mice's names are "Meeky and Meeny." Since there's no short i sound in Arabic (Okay, upon further review--and after a gentle correction from my husband--there actually is a short i sound in Arabic. However, it would be way too complicated to try to explain why Arabic speakers try to pronounce those words with an "ee" sound, so just suffice it to know that...) that's how it comes out when her daycare teachers talk about Mickey and Minnie.
The show we saw this year was called "Disneyland Adventure," and it tells a story about the Incredibles Family visiting the Disneyland theme park. Luckily, we found some friends here who let us borrow The Incredibles to watch. Otherwise, it might have been a little hard to follow.
We shared a snow cone in a cup shaped like Dash's head.
And the kids ate cotton candy for the first time. We've offered it to Lee Anna once before, but I think the texture surprised her, and she wouldn't eat any. This time, though, she informed me that she was four years old, so she could eat cotton candy now. Sawyer decided he didn't need to wait until he was four to start eating something that sweet and sugary!

Here's a little clip of the ice skating superheroes. It was a fun family night!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! I so enjoy reading the blog..and I do lift you up regularly! Keep up the great work!

    Ms. Marlene
    (Lee Anna @ FPO)