Friday, April 09, 2010

String Puppet Show

Yesterday Freddy T. and I took Jack on a special outing to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park for a puppet show. The show was called "Three". It was about the Big Bad Wolf who said he wasn't really bad, his mom just gave him that name and he wished he could change his name. The three fairy blind mice came on the scene and granted him 3 chances to be nice and if he succeeded he could change his name to the Big Good Wolf. So he entered the story of the Three Pigs, he tried to help them build a sturdy house, but they all fell down. Then he entered the story of the Three Bears. He was supposed to clean their house, but he ended up eating the porage, breaking the chairs and beds. Finally he was in the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. He ended up not helping the troll get any food. In the end the audience begged for him to have one more chance, it was granted and he built the pigs a big brick house, bought the bears all new furniture, and planted the troll a garden so he would have food. And finally his name was changed! Jack had fun. We look forward to seeing what other shows come to this theater. It was great entertainment for families and very reasonably priced!

We had a little time before the show to walk around and explore a new part of the park. Right behind the theater was a beautiful garden with a path winding through it that lead to the Belvedere Castle. We climbed in the castle, took a few pictures, then headed to the show. Jack was convinced it was the castle from Scooby Doo!
Freddy T. and Jack overlooking the Great Lawn where Jack and Elliott could end up playing Little League when they get older.

Finally headed home. Jack prefers a window seat and claims he is controlling the train. He knows what to do to stop it at the stations and make it go again and even announces "Stand clear of the closing doors please" as the doors start to shut!
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Bo and Katie Kitchen said...

Those pictures in the castle are beautiful...I'm so very very jealous you get to live in NYC, I've always wanted to live there!!

pam said...

This looks like so much fun! Glad yall had a fun Jack Day together. :) I have seen that castle in some movies.

Donna said...

So many neat options for children. I can't ever imagine being bored in NY. Jack has such a great imagination I know he enjoyed it. I would have too.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed all the latest post. Keep up the good work. So glad Jack had a nice outing with his parents. Makes for special time. I am so glad you can take advantage of some of the things that are offered in NYC. Now the grandmother is coming out in me. Please be careful when you are out alone, prowling the city. Enough said. Loved Lillie's pigtails. Kiss the children for me. Love to all. Great Gran