Monday, December 22, 2008

The Nutcracker

my collection of Nutcrackers

My collection of Nutcrackers started years ago, when my aunt Sandy gave me my first two for Christmas. I have always loved the story of the Nutcracker. When my children were young, I decided to take them to the Nutcracker ballet. We went all dressed up and it was a day I will never forget. Rob and Diandra got to mingle with the sugarplum fairies, while cookies and punch were being served.

This was their first ballet and they didn't quite know what to expect. Rob loved the fight scene and I will never forget how big his eyes were while watching it. Diandra asked how come there wasn't any talking. I explained to her they were talking, though not out loud but instead through the expression of dance and the movements they were making. Diandra has said, "starting out so young in dance (3 years old) this was when it "clicked" for her. I got it! Dancing changed for me."

The San Fransisco ballet was showing a performance of the Nutcracker on television the other evening. Diandra made some hot chocolate and we sat and watched. I will have to get the video. It is a keeper.

The display of Nutcrackers is a favorite in our home and brings back a warm memory. When Rob and Nessa first walked in the house, after many hugs, they gravitated to the them. Nessa expressed how she always went every year. It is truly a family favorite!


  1. tI love these.I love collections.

  2. Lovely ~~ I don't have any, but my sister has a collection of them. How special they look in your home and how they have such meaning.

    LOL:Wanda Mom

  3. These are the moments we cherish. Being able to recall the good times we have had with our children is wonderful.

    Being able to share it with them as they mature is priceless.

  4. I've never been able to watch the Nutcracker all the way through. And I don't have any, but I admire those that have collections of them. They look really good in your home!

  5. yes Nutcrackers! I love them but I only have one big one you will see when you come over!!

    big hugs and love


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