Monday, February 15, 2016

the ballet


Last Friday, Lily, her friend Veronica, my mom, and I drove into the city to see Peter Pan, the ballet. We had really great seats, third row from the stage. It was a great ballet, and the girls really enjoyed themselves. 

Lily loves the Benedum Center. She loves the fancy furnishings, the gold trimmings, and the beautiful chandeliers. We got there early so we were able to walk around so the girls could admire all of the little rooms.

My friend Claire always manages to organize the best field trips, which have always included at least one ballet or musical performance a year. Because we are a homeschooling group, we are eligible to get the discounted tickets and attend the school matinees. This makes visits to the cultural district affordable.


Ian seems to be on the upswing of this second illness. Thank goodness! The poor kid is going crazy being cooped up in the house. We have nowhere to be this week until Friday afternoon, so I'm really praying that he is completely better by then.

10 comments:

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

What fun, adding a little culture in your life. We took our daughters to the Sound of Music they loved it. Stay warm.

Lulu said...

looked like a fun time for the girls and you also.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

What a treat! How fun!!!

Hannah Marie said...

The Benedum is beautiful! Looks like you had a great time!

Lisa said...

AnnaLynn and I went to the Nutcracker back in December...she loves the ballet! Glad you had such a wonderful time! :)

Katy said...

How fun! I have been there! We watched Edward Scissorhands, I think. :) We had seats up high though...a little crunched, but it was still fun anyway! :) Glad you guys got to go!

Leslie Kimel said...

What an awesome field trip, and what a beautiful theater! Lily looks so happy. I think it's really cool that she has such an appreciation for beauty at such a young age.

harknessangels said...

Looks like so much fun!!! Glad Lily had a wonderful time!

karen said...

what fun! I think I say the Nutcracker at that theater when I was about 13 yo...maybe! I love the bright happy smiles of everyone having a good time!

AndreaC said...

Hi Amber....I went to the Pittsburgh Ballet when I was in 6th grade, growing up in NW PA. I am blogging again and I thought you might want to remove my old, old blog (of bees and buttercups) from your blog list under your google profile as that is a blog of unnatural badness right now. I haven't checked on it since I saw it on another blog listing and notified that person to remove it. Thanks, Andrea