Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Difference One Year Can Make {Nutcracker 2010}

I am truly amazed by how much things can change in a year!

Last November, we took Abby and her friend to their first professional Nutcracker. To make things even more special, the girls received an amazing backstage tour, courtesy of two of their favorite ballerinas.

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While we were waiting for the show to begin, a few of the little girls from the company’s school were handing out Nutcracker buttons to everyone that passed by. They were dressed as characters from the ballet and they were all so sweet and courteous! {Our girlies took home a good stash of buttons that night! Hee hee!}

Now here we are, one year later—almost to the day!—and Abby is not only attending that very ballet school, but was one of six girls handing out Nutcracker trading cards and buttons to all the children.

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And although I wasn’t totally successful with those {pesky, rotten, no good} curls, I say she still looks quite cute, don’t you agree? Winking smile 

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The really fabulous part of the night though, was our major ticket score! We had originally purchased two of the “cheap seats” {aka: up in the nosebleed section} just so we could be with Abby during intermission and keep on eye on her. {Call me overprotective but here’s how I see it: My youngest daughter is milling about a large, crowded venue. Yes, one of the volunteer moms offered to walk around with her, which was really sweet. But she’s my child and my responsibility. Leave her alone? Nope! Ain’t happening! Now, back to the story…}

Then, just as the “five minutes until show time” bell rang, a lady from marketing—and unfortunately her name escapes me at the moment {but Miss, if you’re reading this, THANK YOU once again!}—came into the hall. She handed Abby her ticket and we discovered that her seat was in the back of the orchestra section. Awesome!

I was about to say, “Wow Pookie, you got better seats than your parents!”  when the sweet marketing lady asked, “Would Mom like one, too? And how about Dad?” and proceeded to hand us each a ticket next to Abby. Woohoo!  {Thank you, Lord for that nice little bonus. We really appreciated it.}

We  had a wonderful evening together. The show was great—we especially loved seeing our favorites performing a solo {Peacock!} and as part of the Commedia pas de trois! Winking smile

As we were leaving, there were two long tables set up near the exit *covered* with samples of Candy Cane Almond Roca. {Aww yeah, baby! Come to Mama! Hee hee…} A perfectly delicious end to a perfectly awesome night! IMG_9339

A huge thank you to God and to the “powers that be” at Pacific Northwest Ballet for making this night possible for our little girl! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow! She has sure grown and changed this year, hasn't she? How precious she is! And her mom is pretty darn precious too! :)
Sounds like a terrific evening for all of you!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

What a great experience for her! So glad you had a good time!

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