The Nutcracker

On Sunday, my mom took Elli and I on a "big girl's date" to see the Nutcracker. She was so excited to curl her hair and wear her special Christmas dress and fancy shoes.

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My mom and I hadn't seen it since I was a little girl, so it was a really fun date. Although parts of it were a little long for Elli, she loved the dancing and was pretty engaged the whole time. 

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And by engaged, I mean she had soooo many questions, which revealed her attention to details. She wondered why the lights were pink, why the mouse king only had one head (the one in her book has seven), and wanted to know who every character was. :)

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Mia took us out for some hot chocolate afterwards, and I know Elli felt so important. 

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Don't worry, Caroline had a special (stay-at-home-in-PJs) date with Grandpa. This picture is a little blurry, but Caroline's face just cracks me up!

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