Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cinderella and friends!

I had the amazing opportunity to spend the day with my daughter at the Cinderella Ballet at the Phillips Center on Saturday. She has taken dance for several years now and each year we try to attend a ballet. Last year was the Nutcracker—amazing. This year Cinderella was even better! Cinderella (the princess) has always been her favorite, and my mom and I kept this a surprise for several weeks. When we got there she was so excited and when she saw her little buddy, she was even more so. Sharing this event with a friend made it all the more special. We will definitely make this a yearly tradition.


Our pre-surprise kunch at her “favorite” restaurant--not so much mine, but it was her day, right?


Two excited girls, we were right in front to get a great seat


studying the programs , which we have done every night since


I wish I had better pictures, but I only brought my little camera!


2 1/2 hours in… She got really mad because she said she missed the best part!


The fairy god-mother


Spring fairy-that helped Cinderella along


another amazing dancer


she was a little wary of the step-sister, but look at that make-up!


and no trip to the Phillips Center is complete without a “wish”

It was freezing and raining—but she insisted!

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to You and not be silent. O, Lord my God I will give you thanks forever.

Psalms 30:11-12


  1. I so wanted to take Tori to see the Nutcracker this year, but Billy said no because he thought we might have a last minute contata practice on the weekend. Can we PLEASE go with you to this next year? Let's plan now and I'll save some moolah. My girl would flip to see a ballet.

  2. What fun!! I miss all the girly outings :( I may need to grab my niece and go!