About a year and a half ago, we began a new tradition with our little Peanut--we have been taking her to plays.
One of my closest friends (her mom matched up the Hubs and I) has a daughter (our flower girl!) that is involved in a Christian theater arts group and I have taken the Peanut to several of their productions. Of course this is an "amateur" arts group, but I seriously think they put on some really great performances. Although I've only seen three of them, I have loved each and every one!
Last year we saw The Little Princess. Just an FYI, this was the first book that I never finished as a young, avid reader--I thought the story was so sad and depressing--I just hated it as a little girl. But their performance of it made me love the play, so I really think that says something.
Earlier this year we saw The Little Mermaid, Jr. Need I say more.....I mean really, what's not to love??!? Great characters, great music, great costumes......
Annie, Jr. She did SO good! And this time we were finally able to work it out so the Hubs could come with us. There might have been some initial arm twisting. In the end though, I think he had a really good time.
This is actually how we were able to get the Peanut into her voice lessons. Her instructor advertises in the play's programs and since the Peanut has always been such a little singer around the house, I thought why not put her in voice lessons? I mean, I certainly can't instruct her in that area, so why not have a professional do it one day a week?
Anyhow, we had a great time and we can't wait for the next one!