Annie’s Nutcracker Weekend

by Brooke on December 7, 2010

Last weekend Annie’s dance studio put on their annual Children’s Nutcracker performance. It’s a crazy whirlwind of rehearsals and several performances but in the end Annie and her friends had a blast together and did a fabulous job–it was worth it. :)

While I loved Annie as a Peppermint Stick last year, she had lots of fun being a mouse this year. These are the cutest mice I’ve ever seen. :) Annie loves taking ballet and tap with several of her best friends from the neighborhood.

During one of the shows Annie got to be the mouse who got shot by the soldier! Of course I panicked and had my camera on the wrong settings so the pics didn’t work out….but at least you get the idea. :) She did a fabulous job and “died” with such flair! I was proud of her!

Here she is getting dragged off the stage by her mice friends. So dramatic!!

Here are some more pics during the Nutcracker….

Like I said before, Annie has the cutest friends and they had so much fun together! Annie and Eliza on the stage.

I love this one of the mice waiting backstage for their turn to dance and march.

And this one of Annie and her buddies posing for the mamarazzi. :)

Daddy bought some beautiful flowers just for Annie and she was thrilled.

Annie and I.

Annie and her Grandma Wendy. My grandma also came to the performance but I think she was keeping Haylie occupied. :)

Brandon and Haylie loved watching Annie perform. They actually did pretty well for the whole thing. But I just have to share my favorite quote of the night: Haylie was watching the Waltz of the Flowers and said “I can do dat. I can twirl.”

So, guess who will be starting ballet next year? :) We’re going to be quoting that for years to come.

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missyb December 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Awww, loved seeing these photos! Our studio only does this production every other year and this is the off year. Those are adorable mice costumes … love the bows on the tails! Can’t wait to see your two cutest dancers next year! Thanks for sharing.


Lara December 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I love you all your pictures. I need copies. Please.
Hurray for MICE!


Jill Robison December 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Too too too cute!


Gina December 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Watch out, Haylie! I can twirl too.


Rachel Gonzales December 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Your kids are so cute! I almost hate to look at your blog (not really) because your kids are always so beautifully groomed and put together it makes my poor little ones look more like rag-a-muffins than normal. Honestly, I love your pictures, and with parents cute as you and Jaden, how can your kids be any different!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful!


Steph H January 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Great photos (even the blurry ones)! Little girls are just made for dance… there’s nothing better than putting on a costume (even funny ones like mice) and WAY too much of your mom’s makeup so you can go onstage and twirl around and try to stay on your X. Perfect.


The Lola Letters January 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

Brookie Wookie!
How are you?
I miss you. We need to do a SLC dinner with Kiersten and Celeste SOON!!!!

Also, this post is KILLING me.

I think I must needs to birf a baby girl for the sole purpose of building her a play kitchen, and putting her in BALLET!!!!

Your little one is a doll and a half!


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