So our little Nutcracker mouse had her full dress rehearsal last night at the auditorium. It was a full day of dance for Emma as her preschool class attended a ballet of "Frosty the Snowman" downtown during the morning and then of course several hours of Nutcracker rehearsal last night.
After Emma's dance scene, I was able to pull her from backstage during intermission and we decided to stay (way past her bedtime of course!) to watch the third act of the show. She enjoyed seeing her friends on stage and it is the only time she will have to actually watch the show herself so I am glad we did that.
Emma's first live performance with a real audience will be tonight at 7:00 p.m. I will be off in another hour or so to start working on getting her hair into a bun (what a challenge!) and get her make-up on. After the performance we get to go grocery shopping for items to make a pot of chili tomorrow. I am sure she is going to be so exhausted after this weekend!