Last year we attended a fundraiser called Wands & Whimsy to benefit the St. Nicholas Center (A Resource Center for children in the Autism spectrum) and Gianna had the time of her life. This year I made sure to get tickets and we went to the event with my friend and her niece (same ones we went to Disney with.)
I drove up to the restaurant at 7:55 and there was a full parking lot and a line around the building. Yikes! Word has apparently spread abou this great event.
first one on the characters' route. She was beyond excited.
There were even more characters than last year and they were really i mpressive.
Gianna was familiar with more of the characters than last year which made it more fun.
I guess we need to add all of the Toy Story movies to our list of things to watch.
Mulan was just perfect - Gianna loves her even though we've yet to see that movie.
How gorgeous is Tiana?
Gianna's met Kristine (Mulan) before - but I think she was fooled. Can't wait til she sees her next time and connects the dots!
Gianna was happy to tell the characters of the "Lizzard of Oz" that she just saw their movie and LOVED it.
`Belle is a huge favorite and this lovely princess was full of personality.
Of course Gianna asked where the Beast was and Belle quickly answered that he was in the kitchen eating everyone's bacon. (For two hours Gianna tried to get people to take her to the kitchen to see the Beast!)
And then there was the reunion with Gianna's most favorite Queen....
Here they are last year....(look at my little three year old!)
Last year, Gianna gave this precious lady quite a run for her money - grilling her about the story, getting lectured about being nice to Snow White, etc.
I love this next picture!
And this year, Prince Charming even made his way to the event!
And there was even a performance by Cinderella....beautiful AND talented. (I would have totally been a jealous mean step-sister!)