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Season of the Nutcracker

Season of the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is coming to town! wpid9846-NutcrackerLenkaland-2.jpg

This year Anika is a soldier and a Faery. She plays two parts, which is very exciting.

wpid9844-NutcrackerLenkaland.jpgShe is on her fourth year in the show. She went from Mouse to Peppermint to Soldier and Faery. And each year I watch the show get bigger, grander, and better!


I seriously want ruffled bloomers. And layered skirts. And a cloak :)

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Enjoy a photo-journey through the first act of the show. They are out of order, but that's okay. It's a day for accepting a new path :)

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And we left early! I didn't take photos of the journey to the Land of Sweets. Perhaps during the show (although I like to sit and watch the evening show- this was the dress rehearsal). All photos are available on photo-sharing site. More will be added as I get them edited!

Today I have another craft show and two school performances! I hope to see you at the Nutcracker this weekend!

Wishing you a lovely dance today :)

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