Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The afternoon of Saturday, December 15th, the girls and I got to get all dressed up and go see the Austin Ballet perform the Nutcracker at the beautiful Paramount theatre in downtown Austin. Our whole family was fortunate enough to see the ballet perform the Nutcracker at the Bass concert hall a few years ago, but this was a very special treat for it to just be me and the girls!
We joined our friends for a wonderful mother/daughter afternoon at the ballet! The girls both LOVED the show. All of the dancers were amazing and so beautiful! #2 even saw a couple of her classmates perform in the second half of the show.
I wondered as we were waiting for the show to start if they would remember what the story was about. Sure enough, they not only remembered, but were able to point out things that were different in this performance from the last time saw it and even talked during the intermission about what they were looking forward to in the second act.
I love supporting the fine arts. As a parent, I really want our kids to grow up with an open mind towards all types of artist and an appreciation of beauty and talent - even if it is something that they don't particularly enjoy. Fortunately for me, the girls REALLY loved this one! :)
P.S. Thank you Liz for the invite! We love doing these things with you guys!
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