Last night was the much anticipated Mary Poppins musical. Poppy had no idea what was in store for her, she thought she was just going to see the movie again. We had a rare mommy and Poppy night to ourselves...
Our first stop was a yummy dinner at Poppy's favorite restaurant, Chef's. She had been talking about going there all week long.
We finally arrived at Shea's and she seemed a little confused at first, but excited just the same. I tried to explain what was going to happen, but she still just thought it was going to be the movie. But when the music started and the first scene began, she sat up straight in her chair. And then when Mary Poppins appeared on stage, she leaned forward and her jaw just about dropped to the floor. "Mommy! It's really Mary Poppins! There she is!!!" Throughout the entire musical, every time Mary Poppins was not in a scene, she wanted to know where she was. And every time Mary Poppins was singing, Poppy would exclaim how pretty her voice was. By intermission time, she was just plain giddy.
They had so many cute souvenirs and I wanted Poppy to have a memento of her first musical. I decided to get her the classic Mary Poppins chapter book, figuring we could read it together in a few years. When I gave her that book, you would have thought I gave her the most exciting toy ever. She immediately opened it up and pretended to read it. Everyone sitting around us kept commenting on how adorable it was that she was so excited over a chapter book.
And she was so nervous about missing any of the second half of the musical that she refused to leave her seat for the rest of the intermission. I even told her we could walk up and look at the stage, but she said it would be starting soon and she didn't want to miss any of it. Oh, and she held onto the book throughout the rest of the musical.
This was when one of the best musicals I have ever seen, and it was so special to be able to watch it with Poppy. In the very last scene, Mary Poppins flies over the audience, and luckily for us she flew just a few feet away from us. It was so neat that I was literally getting teary-eyed! The whole experience was definitely something I'll always remember.
In other news, this little cutie pie has learned to smile and laugh, which is awesome. (not sure why the coloring is so off in this pic, and although his hair does have a little tint of orange, it's usually not this fluorescent orange)
Poppy has been working on making a new home for Ratty...
And Sam is desperately trying to suck on his little thumb. All day long, if this kid is awake, all you can see are his little hands and fingers flapping all over and he huffs and puffs trying to get that little thumb in his mouth. And then once he does find it, he lets out this little sigh of relief as if he were saying "Ah, I found you!"
Oh, and Sam has a new best friend. His name is Dyson. For those of you that haven't already figured this out, Sam is quite the fussy little baby. He likes to be held by me, all day long. Which makes it rather difficult to get anything done around the house. Which is why it is not uncommon for weeks to pass before I can vacuum or clean. But the other day I just decided that enough is enough and I put him in the swing even though I knew he would start crying, and I just started to vacuum. Well as soon as Sam heard the vacuum he stopped crying and started smiling. Even when I turned the vacuum off, he still just sat there staring at it. So this is now where the vacuum cleaner lives (in front of Sam's swing).
Can you see the look of love in his eyes? I'm pretty sure he loves Dyson almost as much as he loves me. :)
so much to love about this post! hearing about Poppy at Mary Poppins is just too much wonderfulness. it reminds me of when we took O to the circus, and i was on the verge of bursting into tears the whole time b/c she was enjoying it so much. and i bet you'll read that chapter book to her sooner than you think :)
and Sam! you're the cutest! love the thumb-sucking success, complete with little sigh :)
looks like Sam and Brendan have something in common already, eh hem, vacuum cleaner?! I wonder if Sam's will turn into an obsession as well. And looks like the show was amazing! Glad the two of you had a great girls night out :-)
I so love that you and Poppy had some one-on-one time and got to see Miss Poppins LIVE. How cool. And the book... Btw, I swear Colin and Poppy are related, they are looking more and more alike. No joke.
Sam and Colin can chat about that thumb-thing ya know. We got Colin to stop using it during the day a few months back now but he is allowed to suck it when he is tucked into bed.
Oh my gosh, so many fabulous things in this post! I got all teary-eyed reading about your "girls night out" with Poppy. What a special, special treat. And could she BE any cuter with her chapter book?! It sounds like she won't forget it for a long time to come either...
I also love seeing all those great photos of Sam! Hey, maybe his love of the vacuum will turn into a love of vacuumING?! Spencer still considers it a really special honor you know...
*LOL* Ok first, Sam and the vacuum cleaner is hilarious. And how adorable is he while sleeping?!
LOVE the special night you got to spend with Poppy. I'm so glad she loved it and clearly she found it to be very special too.
Ahh, Sam's first love - already? Heehee!! That is so funny. I guess that's probably not too far off from the sounds of the womb? He is such a little cutie sucking on his hands. Oh, and Poppy -- what a BIG girl she is now. Your girls night out sounds fantastic and so special. And I have to mention my love for her pink shoes. As always Poppy is looking super stylish :)
mommy/daughter date night. so precious!
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