Almost Wordless Wednesday

5th grade field trips-
Our Beautiful State Capitol

Cute Old Gas Station Next to Central High School

Kids Listening @ Central High Museum
 Ballet Fundraiser and Recitals
Flower Arrangements @ Ballet AR’s “Turning Pointe” fundraiser
Dove Family Saying “Thank You”

*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! 

On the Rush

What a busy few weeks…
Nutcracker week and one more show to go!
If you are in LR make sure to come see the last show at 2:00 PM today!

My tiny cannon soldiers are the 3rd and 4th from left

Old Statehouse

Lights Downtown  
I have two cannon soldiers, an Arabian girl, and flower in the show this year! 
  Also downtown today is the AR Craft Guild’s show at the Statehouse convention center. 
Lots of great deals on beautiful things by Arkansas artists. 
 If you say you’re a FB fan they will give you a free ticket to get in the art show. 
Helping his dad with French Drains
 Off stage we are trying to get the house done so we can move in this week… 
Wish us luck! 

On Flash Dancing

Have you ever seen a flash mob?
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. 

On Nutcracker Withdrawl

Nutcracker Season 2011 is officially over.  
It’s strange not having to be at rehearsals.  
Ballet Arkansas did a fantastic job this year!  
Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince (by Stacy Kinzler Photography)
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

My angel (behind the pretty Sugar Plum Fairy)
One of the tiny feet is Max

On Nutty Fun

Nutcracker is in full swing this week.   
Performances are this weekend (10th and 11th.)
We had the cast party for Ballet Arkansas and the kids this past Saturday.
 Mom, Emily and I made 11 dozen cupcakes!  
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.

Fondant Snowflakes with Sprinkle Snow

Fondant Flowers with Sugar snow

Soldiers, Nutcracker, Flowers, Dragon

Dragon’s Head (by Emily)

Soldier with Blue Disco Dust