Violet and I had such a fun morning! A couple of friends of mine had planned to take their daughters to see The Little Mermaid at El Capitan theater in Hollywood, and they invited us to come! El Capitan is owned by Disney, and it is right on Hollywood Blvd in one of the busiest areas of Hollywood. We actually had to cross a couple of red carpets and walk by a few film crews to make it from our parking structure to the theater.
(This is the face Violet makes now when I tell her to smile. What follows is the face she makes when I say, "Make a really sweet, normal face." Trying to get good pictures is a lost cause.)
The inside of the theater was beautiful, and before the movie started, there was a live performance by "Princess Sophia" who I guess is a character from a tv show. Anyway, Violet thought it was cool, and there was a burst of confetti from the ceiling at the end of the song. And all of this before the movie even started!
My friend only bought one ticket because she swore her daughter would want to to sit in her lap the whole time. I bought two tickets, because I KNEW there was NO WAY Violet would sit in my lap. Well... Veronica sat in her own chair the whole time, and Violet never left my lap for the whole movie. Don't we know our daughters well?? (not.)
Since the showing was meant for toddlers, they were allowed to get out of their seats to dance or play in the aisles if they wanted, which made it pretty un-stressful since I didn't have to worry about what I would do if Violet got restless. Then I didn't even end up having to deal with that since Violet relaxed on my lap the whole time!