Saturday we went to Brittany's ballet school's production of The Nutcracker with my sister and her girls. It was amazing they use a lot of the kids from the school and then have Ballet West dancers for the Snow Queen, Sugar Plum fairy and their partners. It was the first tradition to be reinstated after our return to Utah. I have to say it felt great. What is it about The Nutcracker that is comforting and enjoyable. There are many things I would not want to sit through year after year. But sign me up for Nutcracker! I especially love going to the same production, love seeing the familiar sets, picking out which costumes are new and watching for any friends we might have dancing.
Do these little faces look excited or what? Matthew was so great. After getting over his initial shock that he couldn't wear jeans he insisted on wearing his suit. Then went on the hunt for a top hat so he could really look the part of our gentleman escort. I had to talk him out of using Great-grandpa's Army dress hat instead. It was a fabulous night, the little dancers were great, the principals were amazing and the music never fails. I couldn't help but think of my friend Tiff's comment a year or two ago though, shouldn't all Sugar Plum fairies be pink? Oh, well maybe she will be next year! Now I am ready, let the Holidays begin!