Friday, November 21, 2014

Funny Friday - Whose Birthday Is It Anyway?

 Me -

When I was little I told my Mom I was going to say Happy Birthday to my brother "You said Happy Birthday to him." she replied. "Yesterday was his birthday. It's not his birthday every day, you know."

"It's not?" I said.

Mom-

We had a whole bunch of family birthdays in a row. After that Melia seemed to want a birthday in the family every day. She would wake up in the morning and say. "Happy Birthday, Mommy!"

I would say "It's not my birthday."

She would say "I'm gonna say Happy Birthday to my brother."

I would say "His birthday passed."

Then, she would just keep naming different people in the family who's birthday she thought it could possibly be.

 We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Galli Theater

We were not financially compensated for this post. We received free tickets to Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
 Me - Galli Theater, wow! We went to see Rapunzel at Galli Theater's Fairytale Theater. It was adorable the way all the little kids were participating in the show. At one point the prince was blind and he was walking around asking all the little kids if they were Rapunzel. One little girl said, "I'm Rapunzel." When the prince asked if anyone wanted to escort him to the princess all the little girls got up and grabbed his arm and were leading him to Rapunzel. The actors were so good with the kids they found ways to incorporate all the little kids into the show while still staying  in character. I especially loved the character of the prince in the show. He had this amazing accent. I don't know if it was real or not, but I loved it. The theater itself was so cute. It is tiny, but it is perfect for little kids. They had these cute little chairs in the front row just for the kids. They were adorable. Both the kids and the chairs. I had as much fun watching the reactions to the show of the little kids at Galli Theater's Fairytale Theater as I did watching the show itself.
 Mom -  I was very impressed by Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel. Galli Theater doesn't have a big fancy theater. They have a tiny theater and a small stage. They don't have elaborate productions. Their sets kind of look like something you'd find in a high school production of a show. What Galli Theater does do well is cater to their audience, and their audience doesn't care about things like big stages and fancy sets. They don't even care that they are not seeing the Disney versions of fairy tales that they are probably used to and Galli Theater's fairy tales still end happily.The audience is made up of mostly of kids under 10. All they want to do is have a good time. Galli Theater certainly gives them that. Where else can kids get to give advice to a grown-ups, help a prince find his princess and dance on stage among other things. If you're a kid and you get to go to the theater and do all that, what is not to love? Not one child that I saw left that theater without a happy smile on his or her face. How often can you say that about a show or anything for that matter? Kudos to the talented actors who bring Galli Theater's fairytales to life. The actors appearing in the current production of  Rapunzel are Simon Geronimo as the husband/prince, Kristina Cloetingh as the wife/Rapunzel and Sarah Sutliff as Mother Goethel. No matter what their young audience says or does they never break character and they never stop making their audience feel welcome and feel a part of the show. If you're in the New York area or you're going to be in the New York area, and you have young children that you would to take to the theater, and you go see one of Galli Theater's Fairytale production, you won't regret it, and neither will your kids.
And that's our view.  What fairytale would you or your kids love to see on stage?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday Galli Theater's Children's Fairytale Theater and Ticket Giveaway

We were not financially compensated for this post. We did receive tickets to Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel for review purposes. All opinion expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Galli Theater's Children's Fairytale Theater

Where: Glorida Maddox Theater
            151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
            New York, New York

Who: All ages
Our view: Galli Theater is the cutest little theater we ever saw. It is especially perfect for children from ages 3-7 and/or children just being introduced to theater for the first time. The theater is small, intimate and cozy. It is as if a professional production were mounted in your backyard. The front row of the theater is reserved for kids, and it is filled with tiny seats just their size. Whereas calling out and audience participation is usually frowned upon, here it  is is actually encouraged. From start to finish young audience members are invited to be part of the production as the actors ask them questions during the course of the show and even at times encourage them to come up on stage. It helps that the stage is not raised making it safe and easy for young children to access easily.  All in all,  your kids will love Galli Theater. Shows run Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 PM. The current production of Rapunzel runs through November 30. Their next show Snow White runs throughout the month of December. They do have some productions that are meant for slightly older audiences. More about those in a future post. To find out more about Galli Theater or to order tickets go to http://www.gallitheaterny.com/welcome.html. You can also enter  below to win a family four (4) pack of tickets to a Galli Theater production.


And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about the Galli Theater. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.

Me - Today I am recommending McDonald's. They have good smoothies. They are really really fruity. I have only had the Strawberry Banana so far. I was going to have a different one, but I liked that one so much I had it again. Also, I love their cheeseburgers. They are really juicy. The bacon on the bacon cheeseburger is not too crispy and not too burnt. The fries are good too. They are salty. Some are crisp. Some are chewy. It's a good combination. I also like the chicken nuggets. They taste good with ketchup. I like the chocolate chip cookies. They are really soft and chewy. I usually prefer more crunchy cookies, but the McDonald cookies are really chocolatey. McDonald's is my second favorite fast food place, and I would highly recommend it.
Mom - Today I am recommending Chocolate Chex Cereal. If you like chocolate, you'll love this cereal. It is delicious! It tastes like hot chocolate, if it wasn't hot and if it came out of a box. It is that chocolatey. Either as a breakfast or as a snack, it is a great way to get your chocolate fix.

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And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Me - The best time to be a kid, wow! The holidays are a great time to be a a kid. I love exchanging presents with my family. When you're a kid you get more presents. Our family tradition is that my Mom writes the initials of all our presents on little pieces of paper and puts them in a container. Every night, we pick out a paper and that is our present for the night. After it gets dark, we light the candles and say the prayer with our Dad and our parents surprise us with the present we have picked out. Before we get our presents, we love to make up crazy things with the initials that we say our present is going to be like if the initials were "ab" we might say "annoying bear". That is fun, but not as fun as actually getting the real presents. I love our holiday traditions.
Mom - There are so many times when it is great to be a kid. One great time to be a kid is during the winter holidays. One of things that makes the holidays so special for kids is family traditions. One of our family traditions is taking New Year's videos. It is fun to see how how the kids have grown over the course of a year and hear how everyone's likes and dislikes have changed. Another tradition we have is sleeping around the fireplace in the living room on New Year's Eve. Other families have different traditions. Actor, Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney like to bake pumpkin pie with their kids. Hear more about this Lopez Family tradition by clicking on this link Mario and Courtney Lopez video. I'm sure you and your family have traditions of your own. Gymboree wants to hear about those traditions. If you share your family traditions with Gymboree you can be featured in Gymboree's end-of-year video plus you'll  be entered for a chance to win a $2500.00 shopping spree at Gymboree. To enter just share your photos of how your family makes the holidays the best time to be a kid on Instagram or Twitter using #BestTimetoBeaKid #Contest. For official contest rules and to checkout all the fun go to this link.

And that's our view. When do you think is the best time to be a kid?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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