I have wanted to take Mary Grace to see the Nutcracker since she was a baby, and at the ripe old age of three, I thought now was the year to start that tradition.
She had to have a new dress for her first ballet!
This gorgeous gifted red embroidered satin fit the bill perfectly and I used the Geranium Dress pattern to sew it up. I used vintage gold buttons (from my prized stash) to finish off the back. It turned out so cute that I think it will double as her Christmas Mass dress, too!
Nana came with us to the ballet, it was
'Girls Night Out' afterall. I love these pics of Mary Grace!
In every one of them her eyes are darting to the side. There was so much to take in that I'm not sure if she was amazed or scared to death!
Here's what you get when you try to take a selfie
with a squirming toddler.
I was worried that a two hour production would be too much for her, but she LOVED it! She followed the story and sat mostly still, going between my lap and her Nana's. And during the car ride home, she talked all about the Nutcracker fighting the Mouse King and "cutting his tail off!"
I think we've found a new Christmas tradition!