Nope, that isn't a Christmas Elf, it's Princess Fiona.
We went to see Shrek the Musical at our community theater and of course, I thought it would be a good idea if we all got Shrekked up a bit.
My husband, surprisingly, already owned this bilious green shirt. And Dewdrop only wants to wear her pink gown all the time, but did agree to have a green skirt over it. I found a $3 top at Goodwill for myself, but went to 5 stores before I could find something just right for Sugarwings.
And I think that her leafy, green dress from Kohls is a perfect balance of princess and ogre, with the green leggings and shirt underneath to keep warm. It was only 6 degrees out that night, and I was glad that boots were suitable for the girls instead of princess shoes, or they'd have frozen their toesies.
The theater itself was warm and cozy. It is a brand new building, and something our town should be very proud of.
The show was cute as can be, as entertaining for a 3 year old as it was for a 50 year old. Well, 55, to be honest.
Afterwards, the cast came out to visit, and Sugarwings was thrilled to see Mama Bear and the Sugarplum fairy up close. Dewdrop was down for the count though. By the time the show had ended, she was snoring away in my lap with her own sugarplums dancing in her head.
For this little one, the highlight of the evening was getting to meet a real princess.
And dancing on the stage with the cast to the last song. Which I tried to stop her from doing, not realizing that all the kids were invited. We have this tradition in the movie theater, that when the show ends and everyone else starts to file out the door, we all go down to the very front of the room right by the screen, and dance to the credits.
While Sugarwings is always mesmerized by a movie, unspent energy builds up and accumulates in her tiny body while watching the show. So, we let her blow some of it off before loading her in the car.
And when I saw her take off for the stage at the end of Shrek, I didn't realize it was by invitation, I thought she was just doing what she does at the movies and figured she was going to add herself into the plot!
I'm glad they let the kiddos do this, what fun for them to be right in the middle of all the fairy tale characters. She had such a good time dancing with the Ugly Duckling, that all the photos were a blur, she was putting everything into the dance, with gusto.
My dear friend, Jen Unekis, was the featured artist, and her work was hanging in the lobby. There was an opening night reception for her, and it added to the festivities.
Here are some more photos of our visit with Shrek at the play. I am thinking I should get season tickets, this was such a wonderful family night out!