Girls day! Mommy, Ania & "Rosie" on the train!
She loved looking out the window and every stop she would say- "getting closer!"
When we got there, she was excited to see Mimi greet us at the train station. We walked around downtown a bit and went to meet Grandma & Marcie at the show.
She could barely contain her excitement and pulled Mimi down the aisle to our seats!
We had really great seats- Third row center!
After the lights started to dim and music started to play, she said a few " ooohs' and "look at that!" And " that's my song!" It was quite adorable :)
Clara and the Nutcracker Prince
She did so well and stayed attentive pretty much the whole show- until the very end when the Sugar Plum Fairy came on- Ania just wanted to dance too ;)
After the show, Ania, the grandmas and I went out for dinner before we had to catch the train back to the city. She was presented with a pretty ballerina nutcracker music box from all her grandmas to commemorate the special day!
What a special occasion it is under any circumstance for a little girl to get to see her first ballet performance. For Ania, however, considering all she's been through, it's just been a little sweeter for all of us :)
After the show, waiting for the train home! A radiant, happy girl!
Oh- when we got home, she told Daddy " the show was not over yet" and did a recreation performance for him :)