Monday, December 10, 2012

The Nutcracker

This year, Sora is finally old enough to see the Nutcracker and actually sit through most of it!

We went down a little early and ate lunch at a nearby cafe. Sora was very excited to see the Sugar Plum Fairy in the lobby of the cafe.
 Maleah was very excited to finally see a lot of snow. It started snowing when we left our house at 10:30 and continued until midnight to snow 5" of snow!
Sora was a little over excited and over tired, so we didn't get many good pictures, but she loved the ballet and did a very good job at following the plot line.

 It wouldn't be an outing with a 3 year old without a few minor tantrums, but overall she was happy and excited. She thought the Russian dancers were supposed to be boats because of their hats, and they were her favorite. Her doll (currently named Pippi after Pippi Longstockings because of her braids) enjoyed the show as well. I am not a doll lady, but I was definitely surprised at the age of some of the girls who brought their dolls to the show.
And as an added surprise, this is how Sora looked after her quiet time the other day. I made the mistake of giving her dry erase markers (although she has had them several times before with no mischievousness) and let her play alone for an hour. I should have guessed quiet time was too quiet. I just hope that seeing Kyle and I laughing doesn't encourage an encore performance!

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