Katie, Anne, and I decided that we needed a day out just for the girls - for mothers, daughters, and God-Mothers. We planned and schemed to make a wonderful day for all of us (all ages . . .LOL!) to enjoy!!!
Anne has heard us talk about going to NYC and visiting the American Girl Place when Katie was 9 years old, and she wanted to go in the worst way. Our "girls day out" was the perfect opportunity to make reservations for brunch at the American Girl Cafe! (If you want more information, you can visit to the American Girl Place on-line!) When I went on-line to make our reservations, I was surprised to see that there are American Girl stores across the United States of America: in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. Wow! We made our brunch reservation for 9:30 AM - early, but we were able to enjoy "the city that never sleeps" during one of it's sleepiest times of the morning:
Bitty Baby's place was magical.
What great lessons! This place is such a good example for our girls!
There are so many wonderful things to do here with your daughters.
After much anticipation, we were taken to our seats at the American Girl Cafe!
Here are some of the sights of NYC that we enjoyed afterwards:
and more Times Square
Finally we arrived at the Nederlander Theatre on W. 41st Street for the "Piece de Resistance" of our entire day: NEWSIES!
I have to admit, I was skeptical about seeing this play. But BOY, OH BOY, was I ever wrong! I loved every single minute of it, and so did Karen, Katie, and Anne. The emotional songs, the energy of the actors/actresses, the beauty of the choreography, the amazing singing and dancing were beyond amazing. And to top it off, the audience was REALLY into the show. Their reactions were every bit as good as the play itself. It was pure joy!
Afterwards, we waited for autographs. Again, being the skeptic, I thought that Katie didn't have a chance of getting an autograph. But BOY, OH BOY, was I wrong, again! Many of performers came out to talk to the crowd, pose for pictures, and give autographs. I was amazed by how young they all looked, and how friendly they were. I also have to mention that we stood behind the nicest family from Pittsburgh, who made sure that Katie got a photo or autograph when needed. That was awesome!
Check out "Newsies" at You Tube:
It POURED while we waited for autographs, but we didn't even care. When we walked up Broadway for our dinner, we ended up at an Irish Restaurant that we just came across (Aunt Karen spotted it!) that was fabulous.
I always find it extremely beautiful, even seen through a bus window on a cloudy, rainy day!
Here is Katie's souvenir:
Thanks for stopping on this cloudy and rainy Sunday. I can't tell you how much I that you took time out of your day to visit my blog!