Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Nutcracker Ballet

On Saturday afternoon, Jackson and I spent some very valuable time together. Jack and I went to see The Nutcracker presented by the North Carolina School of the Arts, America's first public arts conservatory. It was heartwarming to see his little face light up when I told him it would be just him going with me this year.
We planned a day of it. I let Jackson choose where we ate lunch; he chose McDonalds. We looked a little silly eating there all dressed up, but really, it was a McCafe
so it was ok.

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One of my favorite memories of Christmas is of dressing up and going to this very production of The Nutcracker, which has been performing for 40+ years. This was long, long before I ever dreamed of traveling to Russia to bring home a little girl, but now this ballet has a special meaning for me.

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Photos by Black Horse Studio

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Photos by Black Horse Studio
The performance was amazing. The dancers and all of the crew and live orchestra truly put on a magical show. This is a tradition that I hope we can keep for many years, and I cannot wait until Emma is old enough to go for the first time.

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My handsome date!

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12 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! It looks like you had a blast! I plan to start this tradition with Kamree, as well. However, I didn't think she would be ready this year so I didn't get tickets. To my surprise, she would have been ready :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a memory! You both look great! The colors in your pictures....amazing!! What a cute son!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

So cute! What a wonderful Mother Child tradition. I might have to start it next year...

Julie said...

What wonderful pictures of you all! I saw the Nutcracker today too! It just put me even more in the Christmas spirit! :)

Tara said...

For the past couple of years, I have been wanting to see The Nutcracker here in Raleigh but haven't yet. I'm not giving up hope! Glad y'all had some one on one time together.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You and your date look FABULOUS!!! What a fun afternoon for you two....and a great tradition!! I am sure it was incredible:)

enjoy the rest of your weekend.

xo,

Lisa

bevysblog said...

How fun that you and Jackson had a great day, just the two of you! MY Jackson has had a great weekend too: his older brother spent the weekend deer hunting with his grandfather. Jackson has been in heaven being the only child!

Take a peek at my blog to see my Jackson. He's about the same age as yours!

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Cute pictures! Sounds like fun!

Felicia said...

The Nutcracker is one of my favorite childhood memories! What a fun mother/son outing. You look beautiful and he looks dapper!

Kristine said...

What a wonderful date you had! And you looked beautiful in your pink...oh my I adore your purse!!!

Heather said...

This sounds like it was a lot of fun. I like your cute pink coat.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh you both look so cute. I am glad you had a great time:)

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