We needed to regroup after our crazy week so we decided to get out and do something fun. We thought about taking Lily to ASF to see "Coppellia" since her teacher would be dancing. I was a little nervous about taking her to the ballet since it was at ASF. It just seemed a little more formal being there and I did not want her to be disruptive. Sean has been to several plays and always behaves himself if he is with us alone. I also remembered Lily getting really restless during Nutcracker. Nevertheless, we decided to go. We got a great deal on the tickets with Lily being a student at Montgomery Ballet.
We thought it would be fun if Heather (my sister) and her daughter Sophie Grace came along. Sophie Grace loves ballet and has been taking lessons for about 3 years now.
We went to Olive Garden for dinner, a "fancy restaurant" as Lily calls it. During dinner she announced that this was the best night of her life. We had not even gone to the ballet yet. She is such an optimist:)
Coppellia was very good and the girls were on the edge of their seats for the first two acts. Sean on the other hand fell asleep on daddy's lap halfway through the first act. Lily fell asleep during the third and final act but Sophie was wide eyed the entire night. She sat on my lap and giggled in glee as the dancers leaped and danced across the stage in the finale.
A perfect ending to a not so perfect week:)
Lily gets ready to see the ballet & her teacher