A few months ago we got tickets to see Disney on Ice, Frozen and yesterday was finally the day to go. Having learned my lesson where Kate and anticipation is concerned, I never told either of the girls about this event until the morning we were to go. The forecast called for snow but I figured, hey, it's Chicago in February so of course it's going to snow. We've managed thus far so how bad could it be? Try blizzard warnings starting for 2pm and lasting until well into night. Right about the time we would be traveling to/from the show. Didn't anticipate that!
After weighing our travel options we decided not to do public transportation as the wind and snow were literally impossible to stand outside in for very long. Between the train and bus transfers + the walk from the bus stops that just sounded like a nightmare. So we drove in and got a spot very near the door! So far so good.
Can I just say how great the girls were for a 2 hour live show? They were awesome! They loved the show and only lamented a few times about buying whatever the food/toy hawkers were trying to sell us before the show and during intermission. I brought in a giant bag full of snacks to ward off the $20 snowcones (no, that is not a typo--the snowcones were $20 b/c they were in a fancy Olaf cup) and popcorn. We did spring for one take-home item--memento pillows that now hold a prominent place in their beds.
School was cancelled yesterday so we headed outside to play. It took us 40 minutes to get in the proper layers just to go outside. (long underwear, pants, long sleeve shirt, fleece jacket, snow coveralls, coat, hat, scarf, snow gloves, wool socks, snow boots....times three).