It was raining buckets this morning when I told Ree and Ro to run upstairs and get dressed in something warm and a little bit Christmassy. Because this afternoon TubaDad was playing in a Nutcracker, and they had center seats for the show.
This is what they came downstairs in. Cuties. Well they do look festive.
We grabbed a quick lunch at an absolutely dreadful Indian restaurant, then ran next door to a drugstore and picked up a few cereal bars for the hungry girls who (wisely) refused to eat any of their lunch.
Then we scoped out the ballet souvenir area and each girl picked the nutcracker they wanted to buy at intermission. Ro chose a glittery gold soldier dude, and Ree picked out a green and blue feather-tufted nutcracker. We gave TubaDad a quick hug and found our seats.
They hung in there pretty well during the first half, but got really squirmy and distracted during the second half of the show. I think they would have been perfectly happy with a really speeded-up one-hour show that didn’t have an intermission. Maybe other little kids just have longer attention spans than Ro and Ree. They did perk up anytime we heard the great tuba parts, though, and we had a secret silent hand signal that we did anytime we could hear the tuba, which was fun.
Afterwards, they said they were sleepy (which never happens during the day anymore), so I half jokingly said “take a nap!” and looked back not one minute later to see them both snoring away. Pity I was driving and couldn’t join them.
I grabbed the first pic with the D300, snapped the second and third ones with the cell phone, and took an over-the-shoulder shot (while parked) with the purse Canon. Hey, whatever’s handy, right? Anyhow, the progression of headbands in these pictures amuses me.
Hope everyone’s staying warm and dry tonight.