This morning, after a pancake breakfast spent on the couch with Ryan watching the Olympics (I am in awe of the women marathoners!), I hopped in my car around 9:30 a.m. to make the drive to my parents’ house in St. Pete.
My mom, sister and I had big plans for the day. Our plans dated all the way back to Christmas!
My sister and I gave my mom tickets to a “musical of her choice” as one of her Christmas gifts and printed off a bunch of options for her in the Tampa Bay area. She selected Beauty and the Beast, so today, eight months later, we redeemed her Christmas gift!
We’ve seen a couple of other Disney musicals together, including Mary Poppins and The Lion King, but this was the first one that we’ve seen real live Disney princesses attend!
Spotted: Belle and Jasmine!
We saw at least 20 little girls dressed up as Belle in shiny yellow dresses. They were all so excited and absolutely adorable.
My sister and I only had to push about eight of them out of the way to get this photo:
Just kidding. We only pushed Jasmine since her magic carpet obviously dropped her off at the wrong musical. Don’t worry, Abu dried her tears.
The musical started at 1 p.m. and we tried our best not to sing along so that the ears of those near us wouldn’t bleed.
The musical itself was cute and we had a great time. It was definitely geared to a younger crowd than the other Disney musicals we’ve seen that were great for both children and adults, but it was still fun to watch. My sister and I laughed at two dads in line for drinks at intermission who were gearing up for Act II with a few Red Bulls. Power through, dads!
The musical was longer than we anticipated and when we got out, the three of us were hungry and decided to head to an early dinner at Season’s 52.
We started with a tuna appetizer that we inhaled.
For my entrée, I ordered the BBQ chicken salad with extra goat cheese instead of the blue cheese.
It was fantastic and I loved the sunflower seeds and corn. Mmm!
I also shared a goat cheese and artichoke flatbread with my mom and sister.
For dessert? A mini pecan pie that was thoroughly enjoyed.
I’m spending the night in St. Pete because I have a dentist appointment in the area tomorrow morning, so I’m off to hang out with my family and watch the Olympics!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!