Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairies

Annelise and I stepped into a frilly, frou-frou, fantasy this morning. The Nutcracker Breakfast was truly a girly girl's paradise from the ballerina music box centerpieces, the walk-in gingerbread house, the acres of tulle and a short performance from The Nutcracker ballet.

Annelise could hardly contain herself...

especially once the breakfast was served. Waffles with sprinkles, oh my!

A visit to the Gingerbread House with friends,

then some future ballerinas took the stage for some interpretive dance.

A mother daughter photo-op beside the Christmas tree.

Earlier Annelise took several pictures with my camera. I didn't realize until later she had left her mark on the lens. So... we have a soft Barbara Walters-esque focus on some of our pictures. Nice.

We certainly enjoyed our girly morning. It was fun to get dressed up and do something just the two of us. I'd like to make this one of our holiday traditions along with going to see the full Nutcracker Ballet. We might need a little bit of culture to offset our other holiday favorite...

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.


  1. I fully sanction the use of sprinkles on waffles. Because we ALL know how I feel about sprinkles! I'm loving your soft-light lense! I think I'll get Mimi to smear up my lense for the same effect!

    Oh, Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Smirk. I love it!

  2. What a fun day! A perfect mommy/daughter date! We always have sprinkles on waffles. My son thinks that's the way waff;es are served!

  3. What fun!! You two are gorgeous.

    And we LOVE NLCV. LOVE.

  4. Looks like a very girly fun time! The picture of you two in front of the tree is adorable. We're big fans of Christmas Vacation, too!

  5. I like the Bawbwa soft light effect. Might make my wrinkles less prominent. Send A over here to manhandle my lens, please.

  6. Holly...
    That looks like a blast!! I'm so jealous! I'm glad you got to do something fun with your little girl. They don't stay little for long, it's amazing.


  7. Just bought our Nutcracker tickets. It is one of my favorite childhood memories and a great mother-daughter tradition!

  8. I'm so sad I missed it! Macy loved it last year. Oh, well...,maybe next year~

  9. What a fun girly girl thing to do. Not so much of that happening in this has hold with me as the only girl so I love to look at this kind of post! How sweet is she in her Christmas dress!

  10. How fun! It looks like Maria and Robyn (with their girls)had fun too!!! What a special tadtion for the girls!

  11. Oh---I also like the new hair color!

  12. What cute dress and so much fun to go to this breakfast!

  13. Oh my daughter would just love this!


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