Today I had the first of many special birthday treats. Before rehearsal (that's right, before. Yes, it was a super busy day for me!) my moms took me to see the cinema simulcast of the Bolshoi Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty! Svetlana Zakharova played Princess Aurora- and Prince Désiré was danced by an American- David Hallberg! The simulcast was at a movie theatre in Times Square. It was really funny to be eating popcorn while watching one of the world's best ballet companies!Then, it was off to Lincoln Center for my rehearsal.
This afternoon, when I came home from my Nutcracker rehearsal, I was all tuckered out. The show is opening next Friday (my cast starts on Saturday), so there have been lots of rehearsals and last minute costume fittings. Still, when I walked into my room, I couldn't help but notice something new and different!
A new quilt! It matches my other quilt perfectly. My old quilt (see this post) has Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin's Vostok ship in orbit over the Earth. The new quilt has Apollo 11 in orbit over the moon! I love the quilted detail of the craters and rocks on the moon's surface. There are even perfect little detailings on the ship itself! Plus, it matches my first quilt perfectly- the background (space) in both is the same beautiful purple.
I knew right away that it was from my Auntie Smeegol, who made me the first quilt too. I ran to show my moms and they told me that the quilt was so special that no one wanted to wait for my birthday to give it to me.
Of course, I had to look over at my calendar. Today is November 20th- and my birthday is circled on November 23rd. Only 3 more "get-ups!" I won't have my party until Sunday, because many of my friends will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm getting really excited for my birthday!
One thing about Nutcracker season is that I'm too busy to mess up my room! I took a photo of it so I'll remember how it looks when it's not covered in piles of clothes, stuffed animals, and stinky old leotards and tights! Actually, now that I look at my bed, I can see it's great that I have a new quilt for my second bed- there are so many stuffed loveys on my bed that some of them will definitely need to move to the other bed.
Four more days until Thanksgiving. My family doesn't celebrate the holiday, but I'd love to know if you do. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so, what do you do?
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