BUT my most favorite part of having a December birthday is going to the Nutcracker Ballet each year as a birthday gift.
You can ask my friends, I'm a ballet snob... and I love EVERYTHING about it. If I could fit my size 9 feet in my size 7 old pointe shoes, I'd do it... and dance around. But alas....the closest I'll get to the stage is in seat Q14 this year.
So, what do to? MAKE NUTCRACKERS IN ART CLASS!!!!
and boy, did we....
big ones, little ones and even tiny, kindergarten toy soldier ones...
Merry, merry Nutcracker to you!
p.s. shameless shout-out to my friend, Lynn, who will run the Nutcracker Gift Shop for the Huntsville Ballet... and have my fabulous Nutcrackers on display. Thanks!