Looking back Mary Poppins was probably not the best one to take them too. It has lots of slow parts and they lost interest very easily, however they loved the dancing and animated part (which I had hoped they would). They also liked the chimney sweep scenes.
Several times they both asked to go home, but I managed to divert their attention and we managed to stay until the end. I thought that maybe it had all been a sad loss but maybe not.
Today Alex asked me 'what is was that went on the spoon to help the medicine go down?'
And they both keep trying to do a sidewards jump and click their heels together just like Dick Van Dike does several times during the movie, so maybe a lot more of it went in than I realised and they did actually enjoy some of it.
I have heard there is a Toy Story 3 coming sometime next year? That will definitely be a family outing to the cinema.
P.S I have just discovered that they are putting on a stage show of Mary Poppins in Melbourne in July 2010. One day it might hit the shores of New Zealand. It would be an awesome show to go and see. I think my mum would love to see that too, so if it ever gets here maybe I will go with her and not my husband. Girls night out!