Tonight Stephanie has been invited to go to see the Nutcracker Ballet performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. this is a painting by Linda Paul, and though it's not a real unusual holiday picture, it is a different view of the Nutcracker.
She was 3, I think, when she saw it the first time. My mom took all 3 kids and with another mom and her 2, they went to the Tacoma Ballet. [I am not really positive it was that one, could have been Seattle] Both girls were all dressed up in their finery, and Ashley was sick, running a fever. She went anyway, would not stay home. Mom said Ashley sat forward in her seat the whole performance, absorbing the whole show. Stephanie....well, she did her usual 'check out the bathroom' routine 2 or 3 times. Good thing Mom had seen the ballet before! [I think. Gee, lots of doubt in this posting]