Girlie and I took a trip to NYC last weekend to go see Mary Poppins on Broadway! She’s taking musical theater this summer and has been begging to go see a real Broadway show, and I really wanted to go up to the city and visit my cousin Kelsey, so I bought us all tickets and we made a day of it. We watched the movie to get a feeling for the story (Girlie kept getting the plot mixed up with Nanny McPhee) and discussed our exciting transportation plans, which included an hour-long train ride and a riding in a real NYC taxi cab!
Once we arrived at Penn Station, we met up with Kelsey and toured Rockefeller Plaza, the Lego store, and FAO Schwarz. After lunch we saw the show, hung outside the stage door for autographs, and then did some more shopping in Times Square. Girlie has been to Vegas and was not nearly as impressed with Time Square as the Vegas Strip! However, she did enjoy the super-sized Disney store and the 3-story M&M store too! We cabbed it back to Penn Station and then picked up some goodies from a bakery there and had a picnic on the train back home. It was a great day. According to my Girlie, her favorite parts of the adventure were (in this order):
- Spending Time with Kelsey
- Seeing Mary Poppins!!!
- Meeting Iron Man (her fave superhero), Spidey, and Captain America at FAO Shwarz!
In honor of our trip, I made Girlie a Mary Poppins Lunch. We obnoxiously sang show-tunes while I assembled it this morning! Her two favorite songs are ‘Spoonful of Sugar’ and ‘Practically Perfect’. Here is her EasyLunchBox today:
I tried to make a cheese Mary Poppins with her umbrella and some M&M rain. We bought a big bag of all different colored M&Ms at the huge store in NYC. I gave her an actual spoonful of sugar (yes her teachers are sure to thank me later), strawberries, and grapes.
Little Dude has a Star Wars lunch today with a Tie Fighter sandwich that I decorated with food markers. He’s got grapes, strawberries and yogurt. He got a peek at his lunch this morning and was so excited… He kept saying “My Sandwich!” He wanted it right away, but he’ll be excited to see it again at lunchtime!
Here are the products I used to make this lunch: