Our night out to see the Nutcracker looked a little something like this...
We dressed to the nines and let Rozalyn wear her finest Christmas dress...she twirled and danced in that dress like she was getting ready to perform up on that stage with the rest of the ballerinas.
She even decided she needed lip gloss for the occasion. Good thing Grammie was there to help out with that.
Leading up to this night Rozalyn talked constantly about dancing...she wanted to be just like a ballerina. She would ask me every morning and every evening (sometimes in the afternoon too) if I would turn on the music so she could dance. Of course, I would gleefully blare the music and watch as she spun, kicked, leaped, and run to the beat of the music, making each move look just as graceful as the last.
Each time she heard that music come on you could see that fire return to her eyes and all she could do was dance. That's why this night was so special. As the days led up to this moment, we explained to her the story of the Nutcracker and what we were going to watch. She would listen with enthusiasm and laugh in delight. She just could not wait.
We wanted this night to be as memorable for her as it was for us, so we snapped a few shots with our girl before the big show.
I spoke with her before the show...reminding her that she was going to have to sit for a long time and would not be able to get up. She nodded and politely replied, "ok mom." Lord knows I wasn't expecting my three year old to sit through 2 hours of pure dancing (I didn't even know if I was capable).
This girl sat through all 120 minutes of that show and not once took her eyes off those dazzling ballerinas. It was definitely a night to remember.