Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cinderella

One of the things that I find most fun about the girls getting older is there are more and more activities that they can do.  A few weeks ago, I took Staley to see the Cinderella ballet.  (The last time Zach came with me to a ballet, he commented that it was 2 hours of his life that he'll never get back.  Needless to say, he stayed home with Adelie.)  My mom was a ballerina when she was younger (and has taught Staley a few ballet moves), so she joined us for a fun girl's outing.

Since it was a special Staley day, she got to choose where we ate.  However, since her choice was (of course) McDonald's, we instead went through the drive-through, got her a Happy Meal, and then were THOSE people who take a McDonald's Happy Meal into another restaurant.

At lunch with Grammie

Staley enjoyed the ballet.  For a performance with no talking and no singing, Staley followed the story pretty well.  When Cinderella would leave the stage, Staley would always ask where she had gone or when she'd be back.  She asked lots of questions about what different characters were doing or why they were acting a certain way or where they had gone.  And for a performance with no talking and no singing and some unnecessarily L-O-N-G dance sequences (even I was getting a little antsy with a few of the scenes), Staley attended to the performance really well.

Waiting for the show to begin

However, the highlight for Staley was getting to meet the dancers after the play.  She met the fairy godmother, the stepsisters, and the stepmother.  But the kicker?  She got to meet Cinderella AND sit in the pumpkin carriage.  Winner, winner!!

Holding the fairy godmother's wand

Posing with the stepmother
Beautiful and graceful?  Yes.  Evil?  Not so much.

Chilling with Cinderella in the pumpkin carriage

I love enjoying my little girls being little.  But as they grow, I look forward to more of these special days and the memories of the fun activities that we can share.

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