Friday, December 28, 2007

The Nutcracker!

For Christmas, I decided to get my Grandma Bold tickets to the Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker at the McCaw Hall in Seattle. I haven't been for years and neither had she so I thought it would be fun for us to go together. We had tickets for the 7:30 showing on Thursday night and I picked her up early for a dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. We had a nice low key dinner and just talked, it was nice to do that since I don't spend as much time with my Grandma as I did when I was little. We headed down to Seattle in the nasty rain/snow mix weather and got there early enough to walk around the gift shop and buy an ornament. We had really good seats for the show and we were excited for it to start. It was a great production and the dancers are so well trained, everything just goes so smoothly. I was surprised at how much of it I remembered. My favorite scene is right before intermission when they have the blue lights on and the ballerinas in the white Tu Tu's come out and it "snows" on stage. It is so pretty! We had a really great time and I think it's a tradition we will continue :)


Heather said...

What a special tradition for you to rekindle!