Thursday, December 27, 2012

Recap from The Nutcracker Ballet

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take my husband and daughter to see The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker performance. What a special treat!!

I had been to see the Nutcracker when I was 18 with a group of my girlfriends. My husband and daughter had never been to the ballet so it really was a special thing for our family to experience together.

The day was cold and rainy, which is a rarity here in Phoenix. We spent all day lounging around snuggling until it was time to get ready to go. I thought it would be fun to take the train downtown if the rain let up by the time we needed to get downtown. Fortunately it did and there was just a slight drizzle when we got on the train. However, we forgot the umbrella in the car and when we got off the train the rain had picked up a bit and we had to walk 2 blocks to the theatre in the rain. #fail

Luckily, we got to the theatre and got to our seats with no trouble. As we sat waiting for the ballet to start we talked and joked with each other and tried to keep Hannah from asking 89736282 times when the show would start.

We did have a little issue with Hannah complaining that she couldn't see once the people in front of us took their seats. The people were understanding though and moved a bit so that she could see. That was very nice of them. Once intermission started we struck up a conversation with them and discovered it was a daughter with her parents who had been bringing her to the ballet since she was 2 and she was now in her 30's. Her name was also Hannah!

The ballet was beautiful and Hannah loved it so that made the walking in the rain and all that worth it. I am so grateful for the experiences I get to share with her and seeing things through her eyes.


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