Last weekend I took the girls to their first performance of the Nutcracker by the Alabama Ballet. We were joined by sweet friends for a girl's afternoon out. We had such a good time! Caroline ended up joining us because David wasn't back from duck hunting yet and overall she did great - she acted like a two-year old and was just as wild as most two year olds are!
She made it almost all the way through the two hour performance except for the last fifteen minutes when I'd had about all I could take of her roaming the aisles. This mama still has a long way to go in terms of patience - but we were able to make our exit (read she was screaming no as I walked from row S in the middle front section to the back) and calm down and make it back in time for the finale. Whew!
Catherine Ellis is the perfect age for the Nutcracker - she loved being with her sweet friends and spending time with Coco. She was mesmerized by the ballet and has talked about it for days now. We are already looking forward to the Nutcracker again next year! What a fun tradition with friends!
Catherine Ellis and Madeline
Caroline enjoyed the dessert bar
Coco, Reagan, Lilly Kate and Catherine Ellis
Me and Anne Carter - one of Catherine Ellis's sweet Pre-K friends
Me and a very excited Catherine Ellis
Two nutcracker ornaments for their Christmas trees
Sweet friends and the Sugar Plum Fairies
The Sugar Plum Fairies dancing in the snow
The girls with the Sugar Plum Fairies - Caroline was a bit unsure - can you tell?