The Princess decorating her cottage
Mr. B working on his *plan* (see his magazine laying in front of him!)
The Princess' finished masterpiece
Mr. B got a hold of the green sprinkles...and made *grass*!
Today The Princess and I had a special treat. First of all, I must tell you how much she loves The Nutcracker ballet. We have a film version by the NY ballet (starring Macaulay Culkin, of all people!) and she watches it all the time. I don't mind since the music is beautiful and it's a sweet story. I've been wanting to take her to a local production, but we are on a tight budget this year and the very least expensive prices I could find on tickets were NOT in the budget. So yesterday afternoon when my friend called and said that her daughter's class was going to a morning show on Tuesday (today) and the teacher had two extra tickets--for $5 each!!--I was very happy. So off we went this morning and The Princess was so excited!! Even though it was just a amateur local production with lots of technical difficulties, it was charming and sweet and the best part was watching The Princess' face as it lit up at her favorite parts. Just precious! Thank you, Larinda!!
The Princess (in the middle) with her friends waiting for the show to start
The Princess after the show--she didn't want to talk to any of the dancers,
but she loved this nutcracker.