*The baby dove that the boys rescued was fed by his parents under our watchful eyes.
The other day my husband called me out to show me the whole dove family sitting on the wire.
I just know that they were thanking us!
I really hadn’t until Emily was in this one this weekend!
So much fun!
The first dancers are all professionals with Ballet Arkansas. (Make sure you check out their site- some great shows lined up for this season!) My kids will all three be in the BA Nutcracker again- boys as soldiers and Emily in the flower chorus and Arabian scene. She’s excited because those are two of her “dream parts.”
Dancing somehow reminds me of the hummingbirds that have been sucking my feeders dry twice a day lately. (I know, very random.) One hummingbird buzzed me at the front door yesterday and told me that no one had fed him. Quite funny. Then, another hovered at the back patio door at eye level and puffed up his feathers in disgust. Telling first the dog, then me that the feeders were empty – bossy little bird.
My 3 cuties were: J- trumpeter angel, M- cannon soldier and one of the dragon’s feet, E- lead rat and lead angel (she changed it to angel and mouse sitter because she lead the tiny mice and angels out on stage and around! They were so precious!)
My rat scaring Clara
My little cannon soldier (photo by Paul Henry)
Mine is the trumpeter on the right and E is big angel in middle
Set up in Studio (can’t see the royal mice very well but they are peeking out!)
Snowflakes and Flowers
We tried to do something from each scene in the Nutcracker. Ended up with Gumdrops for Land of Sweets, Flowers, Snow, Dragon (from Chinese Tea because Max is in the dragon this year,) Soldiers, and some fondant mice and royal mice.