Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nutcracker 2013!

Inky's Holiday pics

Happy Nutcracker Season!  This year my moms took me to see a Wednesday matinée.  As always,  we took a photo of me on the fountain in the middle of the plaza.  I almost never wear a dress- except when I go to the ballet.  This year, I chose this beautiful gold brocade dress with matching shoes.  I felt quite elegant.  Sometimes it is fun to get dressed up, don't you think?

Inky's Holiday pics

During the intermission we went out onto the balcony overlooking the plaza and had sparkling apple juice while we discussed Act I. After dancing in the Nutcracker for a few years, it was wonderful to just enjoy the performance from the audience. I had never danced in Act I, but watching the Battle Scene I wished I'd had the chance to be one of the soldiers who fights the mice. My mom thought I would have made a pretty party scene girl, but I strongly disagreed. Soon, it was time to return to the theatre for Act II!

Inky's Holiday pics

I loved watching Marie and the Little Prince visit the Kingdom of the Sweets. Once again, I remembered my time as a polichinelle. I loved performing, but I don't have the discipline to go to a long dance class every day except Sunday. At first I was regretting my decision to stop dancing, but when I remembered how nice it is to relax and have fun, I felt good about it. Plus, watching ballet is fantastic too! After the dancers took their bows, we filed out of the auditorium and into the promenade. Of course, we had to take photos there too! I know it's silly, but I love our family tradition of taking photos in the same places at the theatre every year.

Inky's Holiday pics

Before we left, we had to take one last photo of me by the stairs leading from the promenade down to the street level. This is another traditional photo spot. I had a wonderful time at the Nutcracker this year! I'm already looking forward to next year's performance and wondering what I will wear.

Inky's Holiday pics

Here's one last photo- a comparison of the dresses I wore for the past three years. Which one is your favorite? Have you ever gone to the ballet? What did you wear?

Happy Nutcracker Season!!

In this entry I'm wearing: the Brocade Holiday Dress from American Girl. 

13 comments:

  1. You look so classy, Inky! I like them all, but this year's is my favorite! I'm glad you liked the ballet, I hope to be able to go one day :)
    -Lily

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  2. I see the nutcracker almost every year, but I don't think i have ever brought my dolls! Maybe this year I will!

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  3. Hey Inky,
    If you had a twin, what would her name be? What would she be like? I am thinking of trying to find a jly #4 (so basically, you) and I would love it if you could pick her name, her personality, how, or if she would be related to you? I think you are the most a-doll-able doll out there! So I would love your input on this! When I first discovered your blog this summer, I immediately read ALL and i mean ALL of your posts, starting with your very first post in 2007. It only took me 3 days! And to this day, I still fall in love with the sheer adorableness of your posts! I would really love it if you could give me your advice on the doll.
    A faithful fan,
    Chickadee from yoopergirl13.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know what my twin's name would be- I'm adopted so I don't know what my birthmom would have chosen.

      Thank you so much for being such a faithful reader of my blog!

      Love,
      Inky

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    2. Aww! You are very welcome Inky!

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  4. I've never went to a ballet but Beth and Mom went to the Nutcracker for a few years. :)) And, my sister Kit wanted to know how many years you did ballet? I think it's really cool too, and I know my mom/human did it for a year. :)

    ~Lisa superawesomelisa.blogspot.com

    P.S. You look great! But this year's dress is my favorite. :)

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    1. Hi Lisa!

      I studied ballet from when I was very small (about 3) until this summer. Of course until I was six, my lessons were not as formal as they were later on. Thanks for asking!

      Love,
      Inky

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  5. 2013 is my fav as its gold, but they all cute

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  6. I love the 2011 picture! :) Inky I looove your blog! :)

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  7. 2013 is my favorite

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  8. What a beautiful dress Inky! I wanted that one, but Mother said no, because it was dreadfully expensive, and she could easily make one like that herself. She's a fantabulous seamstress!
    I love your blog so much!
    Melody
    xxx

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