For YEARS I have been wanting to take Emma to the Nutcracker. Getting dressed up and going to the Nutcracker is one of my favorite Christmas memories and I really wanted to make those memories with Emma. This year I decided she was finally old enough to really understand and enjoy it. SHE LOVED IT! She sat there totally entranced by it.
We got all dressed up to head out for our special date.
On the drive to the theater I told her the whole story so it would be fresh in her mind and know what was going on. Then during intermission I let her pick out a Nutcracker from the gift shop. She spent the whole second half holding her Nutcracker and enjoying every minute of it. I think we will be making going to the nutcracker a new Christmas Tradition.