Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Ruthie celebrated her 4th bday on Saturday, Dec 13th at Capitol Theater. Our family went to the Nutcracker for the first time and attended the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea party on the stage after the production. It started with the orchestra playing and a snowflake backdrop on the curtains. Bekah asked if there was only going to be music or if there were characters. When the characters did arrive on stage it was only boys and Ruth wanted to know when the girls would be coming out. Rachel was enthralled and had no questions but an editorial comment that the men's ballet tights were gross. The girls sat through the ballet and were good audience members except for Ruthie almost kicking the head of the gentleman in front of us while she tried to imitate the snow queen's leg positioning during a lift. It was a magical day with all the holiday bustle downtown and romantic snow.