This past Sunday was the first time that the children and I have ever gone to see a live performance of The Nutcracker! What fun it was! We were able to go with a family from our church and upon arrival, the little ones were each given their own nutcracker by my friend. This thrilled the children, as you can imagine!
The performance was quite good. We were able to see a local ballet studio perform the majority of the ballet and they brought in two women and one man from the state's ballet company to do some of the dancing.
When we got home, I dug out my copy of A Very Young Dancer for the little ones to look through. It has been paged through dozens of times by Sugar Plum and Little Man already this week! The children have also been inspired to dance a lot (we just find some of the music on YouTube and they hop, skip, and jump around quite happily!). I've also been revisiting our Nutcracker Learning Basket and just found out this morning that the winter edition of Rhythm of the Home has a free Sparkle Story called Living Room Nutcracker! We'll listen to that this afternoon.
What seasonal joys are you experiencing?