Monday, December 24, 2012

Her First Nutcracker

I saw The Nutcracker for the first time in 2005 when I was five months pregnant with Alex.  I was mesmerized and thought to myself that I couldn't wait to take my child to see it when they were old enough.

Very soon, I had a daughter....every little girl dreams of having a daughter to dress up and take to the theatre!  Tea parties and shopping! Oh my!

In October, I invited my friend Heather and her daughter Abbie to share this special milestone with us.  We bought our tickets and waited patiently for the day to arrive!

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is a beautiful venue! It's very regal....dark red seats and the beautiful ruby red curtain that holds all of the excitement behind it! We all felt so grown up and proper.  Okay...I did.

It was so fun to see all of the little girls dressed up and some of them had their American Girl dolls with them.  There were a few little boys too.  I'm sure they were not having as much fun as we were!

Mallory loved The Nutcracker!  She enjoyed the music and thought the ballet was beautiful and sat enthralled through most of it.  I was so happy to share it with her and I hope to make it a yearly event and invite more friends each year.  I wish I'd had the chance when I was a little girl.  It is just so magical!

Have you been to The Nutcracker?


  1. how wonderful wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas may your day be filled with love and laughter

  2. We plan to do this next year. This year just got away from me. You all look too cute!

  3. That is so neat. I don't have a little girl to take! Maybe my niece.
    You look hot!!

  4. The only thing I remember about The Nutcracker is the men in bulging, white tights.

    It's not the worst memory ever.

  5. What a special day! How fun to do something like that with your daughter. My kids have seen in a couple of times because my niece dances in it every year. It is a great ballet.


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