Saturday, October 12, 2013

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Several week ago Steve made mention of some children's book he remembered reading.  They are the Miss Nelson books; Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson has a Field Day, and Miss Nelson is Back.  I found them at the library and we have been reading them to the boys.  They find them hilarious.  They are about a sweet teacher named Miss Nelson who uses a disguise and dresses up as a mean substitute, Viola Swamp, in order to get her kids to behave.  A couple of weeks after getting the books at he library I happened to be looking through The Leader and found out that Derby Dinner was putting on Miss Nelson has a Field Day.  There were only two dates available for us to go and only 3 tables left out of those two dates.  I jumped on it.  We took Cooper when he was 2 1/2 to see Blues Clues and he also got to last year with Wee Ones.  This would be Cameron's first trip.
Imagine my surprise when Cameron wasn't afraid of Bravo the Star.  He won't get near Minnie Mouse but a star is perfectly acceptable. 
We went to the breakfast show this morning.  Getting out of the house by 8:30 is so much easier when you don't have to worry about eating.

The show was super cute.  Derby Dinner always does a fabulous job.  I don't think I've ever seen a bad show there.  Their kids performances are only an hour so it's never so long it loses their attention.
Although, after breakfast we did have about 30 minutes to spare, the perfect amount of time for the kids to get a little goofy.

We went ahead and purchased tickets in the Spring to see The Jungle Book.  My kids are going to rock that one out!  It's more fun when you know all the songs.  A hint: if you ever go to Derby Dinner, ask for tickets on the last week of performances.  They do not have season ticket holders that week so you get better seats.  We couldn't go the last week for Miss Nelson but we got the last week for The Jungle Book.  Much better seats.
Another fun outing with my family.  Steve & I agreed this might be the best staycation we've had..


ginmommy said...

I haven't been to Derby Dinner in forever! It was always fun!

Susie said...

Love the Derby Dinner Playhouse!! Glad you all enjoyed the show!!

Alicia Mcafee said...

SO FUN!! We go in a couple of weeks. I can't wait. You are right. ALL the shows there are so good! :)