Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Nutcracker

What an AWESOME day it has been! I woke up early, dressed in a new pink sweater and skirt and waited for Grandma and Auntie Chelsea to come over, we were going downtown to the ballet! I waited next to the Christmas tree and watched the snow fall outside. I could hear Kit's radio in the next room, it was playing Christmas music.

After what seemed like forever Grandma, Auntie, Sadie May and Abygael got here, we were finally off! The roads were slick with snow, and the entire time we drove downtown I kept thinking "dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh..." but we were in the nice warm car.

Our first stop was the Beehive Tearoom. This is a special tea shop where you can order all sorts of tasty treats and tea. I'd never been, but Nora visited the tea shop while she was here in Utah. And guess what was on the menu??? VIOLET TEA!!!! Of course I ordered that!

It came out and it was SO GOOD! I put a lot of sugar in it, and it was really yummy! I felt so grown up, because I also had to sit still and talk with the ladies. But soon it was time for the ballet to start.

We got to Capitol Theatre nice and early and got our seats. All sorts of girls were interested in me, I guess they haven't ever seen American Girl dolls, so before the show I got to play with a lot of other girls, and visit with their families.

Soon the show started... and I saw Clara and all the other little girls get dolls! And the boys got trumpets. I was dreaming about one day being in the ballet, it would be so fun. There was also this really funny wind-up bear that danced and the mice were funny too.

My favorite part of the entire show was the Russian dancers because they reminded me of Inky. Plus the Russian dancers did these really neat kick things that looked really hard. I was sad when the show was over, but I clapped and clapped for all the wonderful dancers. It was a really fun day!


Star Valley Dolls said...

That sounds like a fun day you had. Susie loves the Nutcracker but hasn't gone yet-someday she will. And Jess says she wants that same dress you have and that it's pink and bright and totally her. We're doing selections from the Nutcracker for our winter recital :)

Becky Rachel said...

The Nutcracker is such a great ballet, isn't it? I haven't seen it because I've been in it. You know how you were in The Princess and the Pauper at Ms. Ria's house? When I visited her, I got to play Clara, and it was so much fun. Aunt Laura says that she's been in The Nutcracker, too. It's been a while since she was in ballet, and she had to drop out before she got to be a Party Girl. She's always sad about that.

It's funny how traveling can change you...I never liked to dance before and now I do!