This weekend was filled with the Nutcracker for the wee ones and I. Graeme made his debut and Lily Wen danced in it for the second time. I may have mentioned a time or two how Lily Wen LOVES/LIVES to dance. Each day, she comes home and puts on her leotards and dances all evening. She takes two dance classes on Monday night and then HAD to be in the Nutcracker too. This had her dancing 2-4 nights a week for the last few weeks and she has been in heaven. Graeme got roped in by association but don't let that sweet face fool you. He LOVED it at least the performing part and I have been told by several friends that he stole the show on Friday night. There were four performances so here are some of my favorite pictures!
Lily Wen, Graeme and Makenna
Waiting to dance!
My beautiful son doing the minuet.
So so CUTE!
He really did well!
Ice Princesses, Lily Wen, Lily and Lucy
She kept sneaking and adding to her make-up!
Ready for the tap dance finale.
Graeme and the girls!
Katelyn and Graeme
Graeme at the end of day one. Dancing just wore him out!
He added something to each performance.
Lily Wen performed her first solo. She was excellent!
The Dance of Enchantment
Each year Lily Wen gets a Nutcracker to add to her collection.
I started Graeme's collection this year with a Pirate Nutcracker!
Kyle, Boone, Graeme, Lily Wen and Adeline
Just me and the wee ones before the last performance. Such a pretty first snow!
All that concentration to bow!
Next years Christmas card!
After the Christmas parade, they performed one last tap dance.
I love watching them dance. The Nutcracker is over for another year. Christmas is just a few weeks away and yet there is so much to do. I am one blessed Mom. I am off to wrap presents and sing carols. I found my Christmas Spirit in the eyes of my wee ones.
After we left American Girl, we went to Stone Mountain for the day. We went with Amanda, my Godsis and Jeff, a friend I had not seen in many years (20+). It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful place to be. We rode the train and later, a cable car to the top of the mountain. We went on the Polar Express 4D experience and we are still talking about it. Graeme and Lily Wen loved climbing on all of the rocks.
Amanda at the edge! Graeme waved the whole time the train went by! He was amazed. We took him for a ride on the train and he was so excited initially. Then, the rocking of the train almost put him to sleep.
While waiting for the parade, the mischief began.
Graeme and Lily Wen had a great time playing with Jeff.
The day at American Girl and Stone Mountain was simply Fun! I love how Graeme is eyeing his sister's hot chocolate in this picture.
The following pictures were taken by Jeff. He has taken some amazing photographs and I spent the day trying to learn from him. These are only a sample of the shots he captured.
A Christmas Parade, musical shows and gorgeous lights. Now, I have the Christmas Spirit!