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.
Whew! Our 6th Nutcracker season is officially over!
This year all three of my munchkins were in the show so we have been BUSY!
It’s always a bittersweet thing when it’s done…
Happy we don’t have anything but ballet on Saturdays now and no more practices,
Overjoyed watching the process and the beautiful ballet (great job to all dancers!)
Glad I made it through without strangling any children or their parents (came close a few times,)
Sad that I won’t see some friends until next August at try-outs (if we are all that brave again.)
I must say I enjoyed this year’s production so much (and not just because my kids were all adorable!) Ballet Arkansas and the young dancers were all so brilliant. I tried to not watch rehearsals this year and was glad because I was surprised and thrilled when I got to see the whole ballet.
The Nutcracker is this week, and both oldest boy and girl are in it this year. We have been so busy with practices (OK, they have and I have been busy being a chauffeur/bench warmer.) Yesterday was “move in” day to the theater and their first time on stage this year. I was worried about my anxious little guy, but he did great! I didn’t get to see my little soldier dance because her practice didn’t end til 9! I took the boys home about 815 or so… Dress rehearsal tomorrow- productions on Thurs through Sunday! Whew!
Oh, and did I mention E’s science fair paper is due on Monday? (And her finals are next week.) I want to have a cookie exchange party. I’ve never had one and not quite sure how it works. Anyone? Trying to clean and decorate. Blogging instead…