Claudette treated us and our baby dills to The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I picked up everyone early from school, and got them dressed up and in our finery. We met Ryan and Claudette at work and drove downtown. It was chilly, just like New York. Okay, maybe not just like New York, but we pretended. And it was. Spectacular, that is. My favorite is the canon that shoots the toy soldiers in a line down like dominoes. I even remembered the camera, but as I whipped it out [not during the production, of course] my memory card was not in it, so aftermath shots are all I have. I asked Ryan if he would buy me a twirling Rockette doll, Gretchen [I named her that, vetoing votes of Angelina Ballerina and "Christmas Tree"]. Azure commandeered her, though, and she had her just reward, as that clever Rockette twirled right up into her hair, and had to sit perched upon her shoulder until we got home. I giggled to myself the whole time and tried to hide my smile.
Now that Gretchen is free, someone may need a haircut.
PS I think this would make a fabulous snapshot-of-our-lives Christmas card, if I indeed sent out Christmas cards.
I LOOOOOVE Azures dress! So cute. Mini vintage. Did you make??ReplyDelete
that used to be a holiday tradition of mine seeing the Radio city Christmas Show live every year (when I lived in NY), it was the perfect way to start the Season after Thanksgiving. My favorite was always the nativity scene at the end.ReplyDelete
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is one of my fondest memories of Christmas while growing up. It's simply amazing! And Radio City itself is just magnificent! I actually knew some Rockettes growing up. They were so beautiful! I'm glad you got to go and I'm secretly a little jealous... ;-)ReplyDelete
Love the Rockette wrapped in Azures hair. Glad you documented it.ReplyDelete
I once put a metal wind-up on top of my hear when I was about her age and it spun around and around getting tighter and tighter 'til it was pulling my hair quite hard. Had to have a razor cut to extricate it from my skull. Just like her grampa, I guess!
Miss P-Thank you! Yes, I made it using an Oliver + S pattern. There are more pictures of it here.ReplyDelete
Admitted Fabricaholic-The nativity is also amazing-gives me the chills.
Sharline-So fun to see you here! The Rockettes are around for a few more days....
Dad-that made me laugh picturing wind-up in your hair, winding tighter and tighter.
So cute, and funny. I hope she doesn't end up needing a hair cut; it's so cute the way it is!ReplyDelete
great idea for Christmas card. And the blog header, is that from All Saints?ReplyDelete
urbancraft-yes! good eye!ReplyDelete
This made me laugh out loud.....only because it has happened to me more than once. I'm surprised she let you take a picture. My kids would have been so mad at me.....so funny!ReplyDelete
BTW, thanks for the post about The Lower Lights. My new Sunday favorite!
Beautiful pics, beautiful girl, beautiful dress!ReplyDelete
Keep inspiring us! You're amazing!
I LOVE the rockettes. When I was a little girl I wanted to be one. Eh...it didn't work out needless to say! :) Your little girl is adorable. I love all of her facial expressions! Ha! :)ReplyDelete
Great dress! Could you tell me the name of the fabric? Your daughter is precious!ReplyDelete
MJ--there is no name on the selvedge of this fabric. I just picked it up at Joann's fabric store a couple of years ago.ReplyDelete