Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tonight a big group of my family (Dad, Leigh, Erik, Sancha, Jake, Brennan, Wayne, Charlotte and I) were all guests of the Sultan at Arabian Nights. Going into this I figured our nephew Jacob would think the dinner show with spectacular horses, tricks and lights was great. But, I was only slightly hopeful that Charlotte would “get it” or even be entertained for more than an hour. Boy was I wrong. Charlotte had a BLAST. She started dancing with her hands in the air at the pre-show magic show. Wayne and I took that as a good sign but still kept our fingers crossed. Apparently we did not need to worry – she had an amazing time. Loved the music, loved the light show and kept pointing to the horses and saying “Oh”. She bopped in her chair and clapped her hands throughout the whole production. Wayne and I both enjoyed the show even more through Charlotte’s eyes and impressions.
We were also lucky to have the insight of my step mom, Leigh, who rides Dressage and was able to give us some info on the types of horses and trick being performed. Really helped you appreciate the hard work it is to train and ride horses like they do in the show.
The only catch and it was literally as the house lights were coming up –Charlotte threw up all her dinner. We are not sure if it was because we overfed her (Wayne and I both were “helping” her eat off our plates – in the dark – who knows how much she ate), she was over stimulated by the lights or if it was a reaction to her 15 month check up shots earlier in the day. Either way, once we got her cleaned up she was fine, tired but fine. Thank God we thought to bring her pajamas with us…
Thanks Dad and Leigh for including us – we had a great time with everyone!