Saturday, September 27, 2014

Painting with Princesses

Like most young girls right now, Addy is 100% obsessed with all things Frozen. She adores Elsa, and finds great joy in belting out Let It Go numerous times a day. She has a stuffed Olaf, and an Elsa doll (like Barbie) that she takes everywhere. When I do her hair, she gets to choose from one Elsa braid or two Anna braids. 

Sporting the 'Anna' look

Earlier this summer, she caught her first lightening bug, and Matt told her to make a wish. She wished for Elsa to come real, and she wished it again when she threw coins into a fountain on a different occasion. 

So it should come as no surprise that 1) Addy is choosing to be Elsa for Halloween and 2) she will be having a Frozen themed fourth birthday party. A few people have told me that there are Elsa characters for rent in our area, suggesting I have Elsa appear at Addy 's birthday party. Now...I do enjoy planning and throwing parties, but I also have my limits, financially speaking. Elsa runs about $120 for 45 minutes, and I really have a difficult time justifying spending that...especially since come November, we will have double mortgage payments each month until our old house sells! 

Thankfully, my friend Alyssa told me about an event at a local pottery store called All Fired Up, where Elsa and Anna would be making an appearance! So for just $25, Addy got to paint pottery, enjoy a snack, AND meet Elsa and Anna in real life!!! 

She was totally star struck! Her face got bright red, and she could
only muster up a quiet 'Hello'. My hear was so full of excitement for her!

Addy chose a princess bank to paint, and of all the lovely colors they
gave us to choose from, she began by slappin black paint all over
her princess. It was highly comical.

She added in some yellow and some teal. The final product of this
art session will be interesting to see!

It turned out to be a really awesome event. Addy was over the moon excited to have met Anna and Elsa in real life. Leading up to the event, she had a countdown in which she talked about "Anna and Elsa come to real". She said she was going to tell them that they were her favorite characters and that she loves them. But she was so star-struck when she saw them, all she could get out was 'Hello"! She had a blast, and I know she will be talking about it for a long time to come.

The evening was made even better when, after the painting and out in the parking lot, her friend Gwyneth (Alyssa's daughter) gave her an Elsa dress as an early birthday gift.
Wasted no time putting it on when we got home
My heart melted at her sheer excitement in recieving it, as well as her wonderful use of manners in thanking Alyssa and Gwyneth for the dress. We put the dress on as soon as we got home, and she of course had to put on Let It Go for the ultimate performance!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Tell Addy I said she makes a beautiful princess! :)