Saturday, December 11, 2010
After reading the story and listening to the music too many times to count, we finally saw "The Nutcracker" live on stage. The version we saw was performed by the Sarasota Ballet at the Opera House. It was beautifully done and had Grace sitting at the edge of her seat (literally) nearly the entire performance.
When the ballet was over, children were able to have their picture taken with members of the cast - hence the picture above. Soon after, Grace discovered that hot cocoa and cookies were being served in the courtyard. I'm not sure that the day could have been any better in her eyes and we adults enjoyed ourselves too!