Back then Mary Poppins and Annie was the soundtrack to our lives. The love affair even traveled across country because when we moved to Chicago it made our Halloween hit list for two years in a row.
|I mean really, isn't this adorable!!!|
|Of course she dressed up for the show. And in return the VP of Disney Theatre rewarded Bella with a Mary Poppins umbrella when he spotted her in the lobby. Talk about awesome!|
|Why yes, that's a locket. For real, I don't mess around on Halloween :)|
|Good ol' Sandy|
I even dusted off the ol' flip digital camera to share this video from the archives...
Until last week, that is. A college friend of mine Leena who blogs at Leena Eats, recommended that we watch the PBS documentary, "It's The Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage" which chronicles the journey from auditions to opening night of Broadway's revival, Annie. We set our DVR and sure enough, loved every minute of it. If you're interested in watching it, just go here.
We all snuggled around the couch and watched as the documentary, much like the musical, captured our hearts and imagination once again. The kids were totally engrossed-- just like I was 30 years ago. And when the girls asked to watch it a second time, I knew my DNA was in there somewhere. See people, I'M NOT THE NANNY!
But I digress.
Earlier this afternoon, as I was nursing Indy, I heard some startling sounds from the monitor. At first, I thought all hell was breaking loose in their room. But the more I listened, the more I realized they were actually acting like they were upset, angry little orphans. So I hoisted Indy into the bjorn and grabbed my phone. Here ya go...
Funny, huh? The second clip which I'll spare you from, was even more intense since they discovered that the only way to really portray bitter little orphans was to bang on every pot in their play kitchen while they screeched out the song, making the video clip (and my ears) totally distorted.
Method actors, humpf.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got way too much to drink and way too many kids that I need to boss around. I mean, how else is this place gonna shine like the top of the Chrysler building?!