Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Nutcracker

This morning we had a lovely brunch with Gigi and Papa before heading to see a local performance of The Nutcracker.  The girls were very excited and Hudson wouldn't let Gigi put him down.  They immediately found all of the nutcrackers she has and posed for a picture.

Hudson was happy to sit at the table and have his very own plate and fork for brunch.  As a little bonus there was donuts, which Hudson went crazy for.  The next thing we knew, he was eating his donut like this with his fork:

When we were laughing at him he just sort of looked over at us and then went right back to eating. After brunch us gals made our way to the show while the guys held down the fort and stayed back to let Hudson nap.  Handley and Harper were really excited and did fantastic during the show.  They literally were on the edge of their seats watching the beautiful dancers and all of the special lighting and effects on the stage.  After the show we got to meet up with one of Gigi's friends who was part of the backstage crew and she gave us a special tour.  The girls got to see the props up close and personal and even caught a glimpse of a few of the dancers up close (and they thought they looked like princesses).

When we got home they immediately started acting out the story for us, props included, and dancing around like they were Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy.  It was so sweet and a really special outing for them, so a big thanks to Gigi for planing this special day!

From there we changed out of our nice clothes and into our Christmas pj's.  Our dinner club was tonight and it was a PJ party!  As usual, the kids had fun running around and playing together while the adults caught up with one another.  So thankful to have such wonderful friends and I can't believe we are about to start our 4th year of dinner club fun.  I love how our group has grown and evolved with all of the kids.  What used to be sit-down dinners with fine china has evolved to eating anywhere you can find a spot and often on paper plates with red solo cups, but what we all love is the fact that we can have a set time out of our busy schedules to get together and enjoy each other's company.


Lizzi said...

That's an impressive photographer... All kids have their eyes open!!!! What a cute picture! Super club is so much fun!

city said...

thanks for sharing.