Monday, December 8, 2008

toy soldier

We had a nice weekend. Saturday, we took Ellie to see the Toy Soldier at a downtown mall. He, of course, terrified her, but she did still manage to enjoy most of the day.

Look at the wonder in her face!

What could possible hold her so mesmerized?

A jumping water fountain!

Here we are on the stage!

And of couse a train ride. Her favorite part. It is really neat. There is a driver and it goes all around the mall!

We took her to "Kris Kringle's Imaginamium" and even Chris and I were freaked out. It was supposed to be a fun little tour that ended with a visit with Kris Kringle (which we were going to skip), but instead, it was like Willy Wonka's factory on crack cocaine. I don't have many pictures because we were both trying to keep Ellie from losing it. It was really scary. We did get this one of her "inventing toys". See the creepy purple hair lady? Ellie didn't like her.

Waiting for the show to start. It looks like she is screaming here, but she isn't. I think she was singing "Frosty the Snowman."

Ellie and Daddy watching the show.

And the Toy Soldier. It is just the neatest show. He dances with little girls from the audience and moves like a Toy Soldier would. I really can't describe it. It is just really neat. Maybe next year Ellie will dig it.


Chris Bowers said...

Looks like fun, except for the Willy Wonka on crack part.

Sheila said...

Looks like you guys had fun. It's a wonder they had people dressed up all funky since there are a lot of kids who are afraid of Santa and he doesn't look freaky. Does that make sense.