snowmanAdam, his brother Thomas, stepmother, father, and I went into London yesterday to see The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. It’s a production based on Raymond Briggs’ classic wordless book and the classic holiday animated film of the same name. The show was put on by Sadler’s Wells, and it was really nice. This photo is from the publicity photos from the show, and you get the idea of how they did the snowman. I showed the film to my pre-k through 1st graders before the holidays, and they loved it. I love the music from the movie, so I really enjoyed this entire experience. So much fun, and the kids in the audience loved it.

bigbenparliamentAfter the show we took a night trip on the London Eye. I’ve been on it before, but only during the day. The line was insane, and my feet were frozen by the time we actually got on the ferris wheel, but it was a lot of fun. I took this picture just so I could show my students and say, “Look, kids! It’s Big Ben! And the House of Parliament.” Where would we be without the National Lampoon Vacation movies?

Now we’re in Paris. We’re getting settled in the hotel before going out for dinner. Where I can see just how terrible my French is.