This past weekend was our annual Nutcracker performance with Miss Margene's dance studio.
Although they are very different people with very different preferences, both of our girls love performing with this studio. We were ThRiLlEd to spend the weekend supporting them (ok, I'll be honest, I am more thrilled about that than Josh is because the full production is three hours long and Josh doesn't love watching dance for that long...but he was more than happy to watch his girls).
Anyway, this year Elinor was slated to dance a Forest Fairy and Aubrey performed in the Mice and Soldiers medley and the Scottish dance. I also got to see some youngsters from a couple other of my favorite families perform in this presentation. My heart smiles when I get to watch them share their talents. Awwwww!
But, enough gushing, It was really fun to watch all of the work these kids have done for the past few months come center stage.
What's that, you want to see how they did? Well, I'm just the sort of mom who likes to show that stuff off so here you go (warning: the first two videos are pretty dark so I'll forgive you this one time if you don't watch them).
Nutcracker, for me, signals the start of the holiday season, and there are few things I love more than watching my girls shine so it sets a lovely tone for the season ahead. Happy start to your holiday, however you get it going.
Take a taste of our way below.