Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 days til Christmas: The Nutcracker

On Friday, I took the boys to see a preview performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet.

Our local symphony orchestra and premiere dance studio offer a 45-minute "young people's concert" version of the ballet for two mornings before the weekend performances. Local schools bus in hundreds of kids for what might their only ballet experience ever.

Next year Eldest and Middlest want to see the full ballet, so I might just have to splurge!

A few days before we attended the performance, paint-your-own nutcrackers arrived in the mail as Christmas gifts from my sweet friend Megan! So perfect! We finally had time to get them out to paint today...

Even Eldest, who has refused to touch a paintbrush for years, rediscovered his love for color...

What are your favorite holiday events to attend?


mandi said...

how wonderful! my mom, sister, and i are taking moonpie to the houston ballet's nutcracker this year. i can't wait! do you know where those paint your own nutcrackers are from???

the good life mama said...

What fun! We didn't make it to the nutcracker this year, unfortunately. I just wasn't feeling brave enough to take all three littles on my own. My oldest really wanted to go... hopefully next year. Off to make some more cookies, that counts as an "event" in our house these days. :)

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