I’m not sure I can convey the sheer joy of watching my ballerinas perform this weekend in a wonderful and classic rendition of The Nutcracker. I was teary eyed more than not. And I breathed a huge sigh of relief when Emme finished her last dance as Clara. This stuff is hard on mommas.
We have loved the music for a while but this experience has made us all huge Nutcracker fans. My little Elea was such a cute ‘party girl’ and made may have enjoyed her backstage time as much as her onstage time. She carefully packed her crafts and activities and snacks and refused to leave early EVER.
It has been a wonderful, memorable, exhausting experience.
And getting to dance with very talented professionals? She’ll be on cloud nine for quite a while.
We are so blessed to be loved and supported by such a wonderful family—-sisters, brothers, grannies……
Auntie Julie, Auntie Sue-Sue, Grandma (who came all the way from Minnesota!)
A big smooch and thanks to dad (Stevie) for being so patient and supportive with all the late nights, missed meals and occasional crabby girls!
It was my very favorite Nutcracker performance and I highly doubt it will ever be topped. I could be slightly biased though