Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ballet

Two of my sister in laws and I had the pleasure of taking our girls to see the Nutcracker this past weekend. As our girls get older, it’s exciting for us to bring them new places and let them have some special “girl time.” We all live hours apart from each other and we each have three children so it’s nice to be able to spend some one on one time with just the “big” girls. We were also able to score some cheap tickets to a one hour performance outside of New York City so it was perfect for us. 
Diane and Isabelle waiting for the show to start

Natalie and Peggy

Annabelle and Bethany

The show was great and the girls had a blast. Of course, they are still little so there were lots of questions, lots of squirming, and lots of discussion about after the show snacks. Also, it turns out that not only have I never seen the Nutcracker before but apparently I knew NOTHING about the story at all. Luckily, I was able to eavesdrop on some answers that Peggy was giving Natalie during the show to find out some tidbits. Something I didn’t find out until after the show was over though was a shocker – that guy was supposed to be the Nutcracker come to life? Wow, who knew?! Perhaps, I should locate the Barbie Nutcracker that my nieces were telling me about. Yup, I got schooled on the Nutcracker by a three and five year old. Clearly, I’m going to have to read up before next year’s performance!

Waiting for a table for dinner after a fabulous girls day out!


  1. I LOVE that you took them to the ballet. I worked in theatre for 15 years, ballets included (behind the scenes, not on stage) and I always loved it when younger people got to see the shows and enjoyed them.

    Also, I've seen the nutcracker a bazillion times, but it's still a wonderful show!

  2. Diane,
    Thanks for stopping by my site! You asked about the fossil Christmas ornaments...if you want I can send you the's pretty easy, just basic ingredients and then mixing it together. If you want you can email me at Cute pics of your kiddos!!

  3. Awe! How fun! The girls look like they had such a good time. :) My husband gets free tickets to the Nutcracker every year from his work. It said Family fun on the ticket, but I wasnt sure for this year. My daughter is only 3 so I wasnt sure. Was it scary at all? I heard there was a scary part. Glad you guys had a good time. :)

  4. There wasn't a scary part in the production that we saw. That being said, it was a Saturday afternoon and a special shorter (one hour) performance, so I'm not sure if the "real" production is a bit different. We brought a 3, 4, and 5 year old and they all enjoyed it. The 5 year old definitely had the longest attention span, then the 4 year old, then the 3 year old. By the end, they were all itching a bit for it to be over. If your tickets are free though it might not be bad to check it out and see how it goes!


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