Last fall, I squealed (internally, mind you) like a little girl at the announcement of a One Direction concert when I saw that the Disney Junior Live show was going to be in South Carolina. Yes, I plopped down over $100 on three tickets for me, Puff, and Bimmer to head to Greenville, SC, to check out the "Pirate & Princess Adventure." Yes, even though Bimmer is much more obsessed with Elmo than Jake & Sofia. However... Mommy and Daddy find these shows much easier to swallow.
The entire drive there, I was trying to pump her up asking her to get excited and singing the parts of the theme songs that I could remember. Yes, I'm pretty sure I was more anxious and excited about it than she was. We got there about 15 minutes early so we could find our seats and see the Doc McStuffins pre-show. Bimmer was clapping along the whole time!
I couldn't get any good pics of the actual show, since I had only taken my phone and the lighting just wasn't working for me. But overall, the show was great. Bimmer loved the Sofia part (which I was happy was first) because there was a lot of singing and dancing. The intermission was a good time for us to take her out to the mezzanine and run around. She did get a little antsy during the Jake part since we were then past naptime and there wasn't as much singing. We moved seats to a back row in our section where there wasn't anyone around us though, and she was able to stand on her seat and eat a snack and I was dancing with her to keep her involved. The entire show was only about 90 minutes, and yes, I do think Bimmer was a few months too young to sit through it all, but I think she did fantastic.
I had planned to splurge and get her a toy if she acted like she wanted something, but we glanced at the merchandise table and she didn't ask for anything. I figure there will be plenty more shows like this (and the circus, etc.) in our future, so if I managed to get out of this one with no unnecessary paraphernalia, I consider it a win! We did splurge on some popcorn though, which did help entertain her for awhile. It came with a little Disney Live bag that she loved carrying with her back to the car.
All told, we were super happy that we got to go together as a family. Especially since Puff flew to Michigan that night for business! I will admit to getting a little choked up over the whole thing. My baby girl is growing up so fast. And I feel so blessed that we were able to take her to see this show. I hope there are many more in our future!