Monday, March 9, 2009

Birthday on Broadway

We had a great time this weekend celebrating my 30 something birthday.
What!?! You want to know how old I really am?
Well, you are just going to have to guess.
Kenny had been saving up and gave me a wonderful surprise.
We went and saw "Mary Poppins" on Broadway!
Yes, the real Broadway!
My dream come true!
It was a wonderful experience and what most people don't realize is that the theatres in NYC are much smaller than that of the KY Center of the Arts.
There really isn't a bad seat in the house other than leg room.
Poor Kenny's right knee was about to be bent out of shape by the end of the play.
Fortunately we were on the left end and he could stretch the left leg out.
I had visions of the a time when the Gerdis family made a trip to England in 96'.
We ended our last night in the UK with a performance of the musical of "Oliver".
We got tickets in the highest balcony.
Evidently this is where the skinny peasants sat in the 1800's or something
They also must have been about 4 foot 10, as well.
My dad, mom, Micah, and I sat sideways to fit our legs in these seats.
It was crazy, but what a memory! Wow!
Anyway, back to "Mary Poppins".
It was wonderful!
Of course, they couldn't use the cartoon penguins or some of the other scenes from the movie.
Instead they used marble statues that come to life in the song...
"Its a Jolly Holiday with Mary"
The "Step in Time" rendition was out of this world!
And of course the way they interpreted "Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious" was truly mesmerizing,
Especially the tail-end of the song!
I think you can go to the website and see that performance.
Kenny and I ate at an Irish Pub style restaurant on 44th Street.
It was very yummy and had great earthy atmosphere.
It was so nice just being with my "honey" and two instead of four for one evening.
We had a wonderful time just being a couple!
Ah! Love!

My parents sent me a check for my birthday and with some of the moolah I bought this purple top! As soon as I saw it at Lane Bryant it was a must have!

Kenny and Maia right before the babysitter showed up!

Coral, our babysitter, and Maia!

Angus McIndoe, a great restaurant.

My Teddy Bear and I

He's so sweet, I just can't help but smile ear to ear!

(Ew! I just noticed that my spearmint gum is showing and it looks like a got a piece of spinach between my teeth! Promise...its gum!)

Took this pic at church the next morning in the nursing mother's room
This is a very surprised Maia (LOL) and her little friend, Ava!
Ava is so cute, she reminds me of a little oompaloompah from the new version of the movie!

Later on that day, Gideon and I went to a birthday party for his friend Jay.
We did that photograph sketching machine.
Here's the results.
I've sure got a cutie of a son!