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. :)