Sunday, September 12, 2010

Slide Show Sunday: Nutcracker Auditions


It's only September but we already have visions of Sugar Plums dancing in our heads. Auditions for The Nutcracker were on Saturday. This marks the fifth year that the Big Ballerina will be in the ballet. 

The Little Ballerina wavered back and forth. In the end, she decided she'd rather watch than perform. It would have been her first year. Half of me is sad. The picture-taking, memory-hoarding half. The other half is jumping for joy. The stressed-out carpooling, wondering-if-she'll-decide-the-night-of-the-performance-she-doesn't-want-to-do-it half. *sigh*

So now we sit and wait for the list to be posted. Did BB get the part she desperately wants? The part her three best buddies want? The part the other 25 or so girls her age want? The part only 16 of them can get? We'll find out on Wednesday.

19 comments:

gabe said...

oh, they are too cute. . .

I would be a nervous wreck, but they look like they are having fun!

Glad to hear that you are on the mend!!

Dani said...

These are beautiful pictures. The colors are so calm and peaceful.

Good luck to BB!

sloan said...

geez, I feel your anxiety loud & clear ... both of mine have a particularly tough time with disappointment, so heartbreaking :-( ... fingers and toes crossed for a happy answer on weds!

sloan said...

love the photos, btw ... beautiful!

Kelly said...

aww, what sweet pictures! Hope she gets the part :)

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, the stress of it all!
The girls love to dance, but as of yet, have not had to try out for anything!!
I am not looking forward to those days! :)
Good luck.....
Enjoy the day

serialswooper.com said...

*pang*

*pang*

(ballerina pictures. sigh. i love my boys but...)

*pang*

(oh, for a little girl...)

Liz said...

it has to be to great to watch her in the ballet!

mandy said...

oh good luck! i wish i would have had the courage to do these sorts of things as a girl...what wonderful memories she will have being in the nutcracker.

Miss G said...

beautiful photos! as a senior in high school my best friend and I wanted the same part and God worked it out wonderfully. She got the part and I got the part of her best friend in the show and we got to do all of the rehearsing together and it was a great time. Hope things work out wonderfully for your little ballerina.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment! I appreciate it. Kelly

Anne said...

What doesn't kill them, makes them stronger...does that apply to we ballet mommies, too? :) Wishing all the best for all of us on Wednesday.

Jess said...

bb is sooooo beautiful!!! my kiddos had auditions on sunday!!! i was a nervous wreck....they met us at the door and wouldn't even let us walk them into the studio!!!they both got small parts..perfect for their 1st time!!! now i have to worry about how to get caroline's hair in a bun!!!! fingers crossed for BB!!!!!!!

alisha said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for ten on ten! I really enjoyed your pictures, and all the pictures on here! What precious little ballerinas you have. :)

Stephanie said...

I really hope she gets the part! :) I'm waiting today to hear if my oldest made Student Council. It's so nerve wrecking to wait to hear about something they want so badly. Your photos are beautiful! I loved it when my daughter danced, and was a bit sad when she gave it up to ride. Anyway, good luck to BB!

Miss Sew & So said...

oh big fingers crossed for your beautiful bb....

the nutcracker is such a gorgeous ballet....

there is nothing like ballet photos...they are all so lovely

melissa xoxox

Bringing Pretty Back said...

So much stress on us momma's because of these things! I have three boys.. but those Friday night football games...oh! stressful!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

knack said...

fingers crossed for BB ! :)

Chelsea said...

So cute! So girly, and good luck! That would be so great!

Ricky said...

fingers crossed for BB ! :)