Sunday, December 11, 2011

An afternoon at the ballet

For the last 2 years, Bill and i have been taking our Lola to the ballet. She loves music and loves to dance. Last year we went to see The Nutcracker Suite at The Egg in Albany, and today we went to Proctors in Schenectady for the longer version of the ballet.
Here's Lo, resting on the steps going up to the balcony. She wanted her picture taken on the steps decorated with Shrek's face(an upcoming musical) She was a bit annoyed that people were walking in front of Shrek's picture.

And here she is posing in front of a window with old posters from The Wizard of Oz
Once the program begins, photos are prohibited in the theater, but just after the performance Lola took these pictures of me and her Poppy. She even told us how to pose!
Interesting angle!....

And here we are in front of one of the lovely old Christmas trees decorated in the lobby. We had a great time making memories... While i was sitting there listening to the beautiful music from my childhood and watching the ballet, i had Lola sitting on my lap, and i thought of my Grandmother, and how much i wished she could be there with us. She would have loved to be there in the beautiful theater with us watching the performance. And then i realized that just by thinking of her, she was there already...

4 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

How nice it is to see someone Lola's age enjoying ballet so much.
I'm sure you are right and your grandmother was there smiling with you all.
Hugs, Lynne x

Mare said...

Thank you Lynne! My Gram loved Christmas and the Nutcracker and being in beautiful places. She's been gone more than 30 years, and yet i think of her just about every day...

Paula said...

Wonderful, Mare~ I'm sure you and Bill made a memory for Lola that she will never forget!

Mare said...

Thank you Paula...