Friday, July 31, 2015

Out of the mouths of babes

Doesn't it seem like only yesterday Nicole was little like Liam? She is seven, will be eight in October and she is a big girl, now. Notice the red sunglasses hanging from her shirt.

She and I went to the Muny, which is an outdoor theater with live performances at dark. The St. Louis Municipal Opera is located in Forest Park where the 1904 World's Fair was held. There are 1,486 free seats, and on any given night during the summer, the 11,000 paid seat theater is filled to capacity.The Muny is the largest outdoor musical theatre in North America. It has produced and presented seven exciting Broadway-style musicals every summer since 1914. Many of the shows are ‘whole family friendly’ so everyone can enjoy great theatre under the stars! Generations of St. Louisans have been to the Muny. We may have sat in the very seats where my mom, Nicole's great grandma sat as a girl, who knows?

Nicole was thrilled to be watching Into the Woods. When Little Red stomped on the bad guy's foot, and said, "Take that!" Nicole cackled out loud, which caused everyone around us to turn around and laugh, too.

She didn't make it until intermission. We'd been swimming and having fun all day, and she was ready to conk out by 9:30, so we headed home. I'm telling you, one of these days she just might be on stage; she is a character.

9 comments:

Val said...

So grown up now! She looks like she's lovin' it. I'm sure her joy was as much about her companion as it was the Muny.

Bookie said...

What a fun shared time! It always amazes me how much your grandkids look like you, Linda!

DUTA said...

Judging by the picture , she's 'got it'.
The pony tail, the sunglasses, the straight look, and broad smile - yes,indeed, she's a character.

Cathy C. Hall said...

A character, indeed! (And she knows good theater, even if she can't stay awake for it!)

Sioux said...

Those blue eyes, that dark hair, that grin--what a doll!

Tammy said...

I'm not originally from St. Louis and didn't know that about The Muny being the largest outdoor musical theatre in North America! I know it's a cool thing that other cities don't have - one of many reasons I intentionally made St. Louis my home. She might be growing up fast, but Nicole is still a cutie!

Lynn said...

I can see Nicole on stage some day! Perhaps the Muny! I used to go with my aunt/uncle and cousin when I was little.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a beautiful little girl! And what a lovely memory you made with her (even if sleepiness won the day).

Daisy said...

It sounds like fun! What a neat place for families to go and enjoy some time together too.