Elin’s First Nutcracker and Pottery with Santa


Two weeks ago we took Elin to see her first Nutcracker ballet. She was super excited and I got some cute shots of her in front of her little tree in her room. Her dress is from Christmas last year but I couldn’t resist using it again since it still fit her.


When we got to the ballet they had a beautiful tree in the lobby.

Elin did so good during the whole performance. She sat quietly and watched perfectly. She was so cute and clapped at the end of each dance. When I asked her after about the story, she seemed to understand it well and explained it all to me.



The performance ended very late since it didn’t start until 8 pm and she feel asleep almost immediately once we got to the car.


The next day we went to a Santa and Me painting experience at a new pottery painting place in town. Elin has already been a few times with her Nanny so she seemed to know exactly what to do. We meet up with her friend Kelsey and she had fun talking to Santa with her.


These two seemed to have a such a good time together. I have no idea why they started laughing so hard but they sure were cracking each other up!


As soon as we finished up there we went to Home Depot for another Kids Workshop. This time Elin made a little stacker toy and she loves it. She plays with it all the time. We are looking forward to see what projects they have lined up in 2016.



  1. So much fun!!! I’m taking Lily next week to The Nutcracker!!! It will be her first time & I just know she will love it!!!!! So glad Elin got a chance to see it this year too! 🙂

  2. This is so adorable!! I can’t wait to take Odette to see the Nutcracker some day 🙂

  3. Her Nutcracker dress is beautiful. This definitely one of those times where having a daughter would be nice. Instead I have to rope Joe into taking me to ballets 😉 All the Christmas crafting looks so fun and I love Elin’s interactions with her bff. They always look like they’re having the best time together.

  4. What a great weekend! Love her dress!

    Tell me about the Home Depot workshops, please. We have thought about signing Cash up for one, but haven’t yet. Are they there the whole time? Or is it you go at your own pace & when you’re done, you can leave? Will Luke be able to help or is it more for the children? I’d love anything you can share, please!

  5. How cute did Elin look in that dress?! Love! So glad she did well at the ballet. I also love the idea of the Santa and me painting at the pottery place – sounds like fun!