Sunday, December 14, 2008

See Those Sugar Plums Dance

Last night I loaded up my girlies and took them to see a local production of The Nutcracker. I have literally been waiting to do this since they were first born. As a girl with fifteen years of hardcore ballet study under her belt, going to the ballet has always been one of my favorite things and I couldn't wait to share it with my girls. They had been looking forward to it for days and were so excited and I have to admit, when the first note of music filled the auditorium, tears welled up in my eyes. I was completely overcome by the fullness of it all and I loved it.


I thought the production was wonderful. The costuming was superb, the set gorgeous, and the dancers rightfully trained. My only complaint is that the male lead, a professional guest dancer from American Ballet Theater, seemed to forget one crucial piece of costume, or rather something that goes under his costume. From the fifth row, me and my girls were able to see, well, everything.

I said a silent prayer of thanks that my girls were too little to notice anything until Sienna blurted out in a loud, loud voice "how come that man isn't wearning any pants Mama?"

Love it.

Other than that, the night was a raging success. We emptied out of the theater into our own winter wonderland as snow fell all around. A new Christmas tradition has begun.


Thanks to Tracy and Megan who accompanied us on our special night. Can't wait until next year.

10 comments:

Kris said...

What a fun tradition. I want to take Sydnee sometime. Glad you guys had a great time together.

stylist to the stars said...

Maybe I could join you next year. I am glad that you loved it.

Amy said...

How fun! I had no idea you did ballet. Hopefully the male lead will be wearing "pants" next year. lol.

Kelly said...

Your title cracks me up.
I'm so glad you and your girls started this new tradition. I'm sure it rekindled many ballet memories from your childhood.

lindsay>boo said...

Kaiya and I are for sure going next year. I can't wait to start that tradition with my girls. I've been wanting to do that ever since she was a baby. So funny about the male dancer.

Heather said...

Wow, I didn't know you were a ballerina either!

Glad you had fun. Kaden went and LOVED it.

Michele said...

OK, that is so freakin funny! Especially that Sienna noticed. I don't even know what to say about that. What do they wear under there? It isn't much-as I recall, watching Wendy's (I think that was her name) husband dance!

Knotaklu said...

I remember watching you dance. They always seemed to schedule programs for Father's Day. The title cracks me up. And of course Sianna would notice. I can just imagine you dying that she did.

Lauren said...

They look so beautiful! I saw The Nutcracker for the first time about a couple years ago and loved it. I asked Ted to take me...and he said yes!

Sara said...

I love this Ballet and enjoy the wonderful memories of it. What a great tradition to start with your girls.