The exciting adventures of a stay-at-home mother of six.
...and they all lived happily ever after...
Friday, December 31, 2010
Girls Night Out
Last night, Aubs and I had the chance to head out for the evening together. A Mommy/ Daughter date is always a great way to spend and evening. We had a couple of tickets to the ballet, so we decided to make a day of it.
First, we headed to Kohl's. Every aspiring Snow Queen needs a beautiful gown to wear on a special occasion (besides, she needed a new Sunday dress and we happened to have a gift card). We found a bunch of beautiful Christmas dresses on clearance and she really felt like royalty as she tried them all and debated back and forth which she liked best. She finally settled on a favorite, and off we went.
That evening, we both dressed up (one of us a little less than the other) and one excited little girl and her mother tumbled into the car. We stopped for a quick dinner at Wendy's, then drove downtown. Aubs helped me navigate and we managed to park without incident. I didn't even have to drive around a single block because of a wrong turn (I think that is a first for me, I can be directionally challenged).
It was a chilly walk to the Capitol Theatre, but it was so worthy it. My princess plopped down on her padded booster seat and bobbed up and down excitedly, frequently asking me how much longer until it started.
Finally, the orchestra started and "The Nutty Nutcracker" was on. It was FABULOUS! I HIGHLY recommend it. You take the beauty and grace of the choreography of the Nutcracker and marry it with absurd costumes and whimsical moments and you get something absolutely, indescribably entertaining.
The theater was full of little girls in frilly dresses, and all of them were entranced.
The toymaker was Dracula, the Nutrcracker Prince was Luke Skywalker, the Sugar Plum Fairy was escorted by Jame's Bond and her attendants -- Lady Gaga (a bubble clad male dancer), Cher, Beyonce, Brittany Spears, and Madonna.
Other appearances included Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein, Marilyn Monroe, Darth Vader Mouse, vermin Jaws, Jackie Chan, the Marx Brothers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Father Time, Baby New Year and Gene Kelly. I'm sure I have forgotten a few others as well, but it was really fun.
After the show, Aubs was exhausted. We stumbled back to the car and she snoozed while I drove home. It was a wonderful evening, one that I expect we will remember for an awful long time.