The Daughter Chronicles

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mia and Norah's Excellent Adventure!

I said I would post about our weekend (5-6 May) last week, but then our cat died, and I just wasn't in the mood. But that doesn't change the fact that they had some fun that weekend, and we have the pictures to prove it!

On Saturday we went to see Elmo. Yes, Krys noticed that there was a Sesame Street production in town called something like "Elmo's World of Music" and she thought the kids would enjoy it. It's one of those things that parents dread (well, normal parents - I'm sure there are some who get into it) but must endure because it makes their kids happy. It wasn't as awful as I thought it would be, and seeing them enjoy it made it much better to sit through.

The show started at 10.30 in the morning. We had seats along the top edge of the bottom section of the Dodge Theater, which gave us plenty of room for Mia's wheelchair. Once the show started, they were both very good, except for a brief moment when Norah decided that sitting still in the same place was for suckers and she went walkabout. I'm not quite sure what she wanted to accomplish, but she wandered along the walkway between the bottom and top sections of the seats until I grabbed her and strolled around the lobby and back to our seats. This was about fifteen minutes into the show, so it wasn't like she was restless yet. She sat for the rest of the show, and had a grand time bouncing up and down on Krys's lap. We asked Mia a few times if she was having fun, and she said rapturously, "Yes!" So a good time was had by all ... well, except for Dad, but who cares about him, right?

We managed to get a few pictures:

On Sunday, as I wrote last time, Norah got a haircut. Afterward Krys took her to the play area at the Chandler mall for some quality running-around time. I took her there once and she did not have fun, but this time, Krys said, she had a time. She slowly walked around the play area, not quite sure if she was allowed to just wander, and kept her mouth shut. Krys said she watched the other kids screeching and then realized that nothing was stopping her from making similar noises, so she let loose! Krys got some pictures:

I took her there last week, and she had a grand time. Of course, now that she loves it, it will be difficult to drag her away from it. I've noticed that every place Norah is right at that moment is the greatest place EVER, so of course she doesn't want to leave. But at least she enjoys it. With the temperature skyrocketing (this week it should be consistently in the 100s), it's nice to have a place where she can run around without being exposed to the heat and, you know, dying.

Mia's IEP meeting is on Wednesday. Come back later this week to find out all about her kindergarten plans!


  • Cool! My parents used to take me and my sister to Sesame Street Live when we were little. I didn't know that they still do it!

    By Blogger Kait, at 7/7/07 6:01 PM  

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