Gramcracker goes to Nutcracker

I took my three youngest grandchildren to a local production of the Nutcracker this weekend. What an awesome experience! This was the first live performance they've seen; and since the daughter of a colleague was one of the was even more exciting! Couldn't take any stage pictures....but these photos of my little muchkins say so much!

The twins, Paige and Lane, both take ballet lessons and have given recitals at their preschool. I love that it was especially reaffirming for Lane as he watched the male dancers leap and twirl and catch the ballerina on their shoulders. "That is so cool!" he exclaimed again and again.

 Paige was so intrigued throughout the whole thing, she forgot to suck her thumb!  She kept saying she wants to be in it next year!

She is wearing the hand-me-down dress from her oldest granddaughter....who wore it ten years ago when she watched my niece perform in the Nutcracker! I'm so happy my DIL sent it on to Paige! And look at my handsome 8 year old grandson.....he loved dressing up for it too! Kudos to my daughter for making this a very special occasion! I was so proud of them......and tickled to provide such an awesome brand new experience for them!


  1. Wonderful pictures and I just know you had such a good time -- none of you will ever forget any of it! They must have been so excited, just trying to sit still in their seats! This Grandma job is pretty darned cool!

  2. We did have fun! Thanks, Kc....LOVE being a Grandma! So true the words....'grandkids are your reward for having chidren" But no one understands it till they walk in our shoes, right!?!?

  3. What a wonderful time! I love that in this post you mention something special about each one of the kids that highlights their personalities. Sweet. The photos are truly adorable. It's clear the production provided just as much joy for Gramcracker as the gramkiddos! Thank you for sharing this in the GRAND Social! I apologize for my tardiness getting here while I chose to play with my grandsons instead (imagine that!!).

    Just in case I don't get back here before the big day, I want to wish you a truly wonderful and blessed Christmas, Joan. I am so thankful you've come into my life the last few months! You are a treasure and I'm delighted to know you. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I was so happy to 'give' them something they'd never experienced! AND, it pleased my daughter too.....since they're mostly focused on play places or sports activities! She liked dressing them up and spending the afternoon with me.....that was a sweet feeling too!
      Merry, Merry Christmas to you too,my friend! I'm certainly blessed having our paths cross and I am forever grateful for your help and support.