Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Little Mermaid

Yesterday was a day that Catherine (and I) had been looking forward to for a very long time: a trip up to New York City to see The Little Mermaid on Broadway, courtesy of a generous Grandpa.

It was Catherine's first train trip, her first taxi ride, and the first Broadway show for both of us! What a treat!

The production was really magical and with a little suspension of disbelief (and cynicism) it was delightful to experience - especially seen through the eyes of an entranced five-year-old. "Mom, she has her legs!"

She was of course on strict orders to be on her best behavior and she was very proud of herself for not singing along with the songs (even though she knows them all) and for not kicking the chair in front of her, which was very tempting.

It was really a lovely show, and entertaining enough that the audience (about 90% females and about a quarter of those were under the age of 10) gave it a standing ovation at the conclusion.

Catherine was floating and dancing the whole way home. Which was her favorite song? "The ones with Ariel."


Wendy said...

Sounds like it was a magical day!

amybee said...

WOW! How fun for BOTH of you!

The pics are wonderful, but I'll bet those memories are priceless.

Fe-lady said...

What a great memory for you both!

That's one thing I really enjoyed with my daughter...taking her to the Musicals and Ballets that came to Tucson!