"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Girls Day Out

Cody's Mom's birthday is at the end of the month, so she came into town for the weekend and we treated her to a fun girls day. Hailey has been asking to see a "real" ballet in real life, and the University of Utah ballet department was putting on their seasonal ensemble this weekend. Tickets were reasonably priced, so Cody had the idea to combine that show with lunch and invite his mom as one of her birthday gifts. We then decided to invite her sister Lyn, and also Aunt Courtnee. Courtnee doesn't like sitting though the ballet, so she opted to just meet us for lunch. We ate at the Market Street Broiler...which is to die for. It's kind of a pricey place, but well worth the money.

It was fun getting a little dressed up, even though I'm sure we over dressed for the ocassion. Who cares, right? It was a special event for us. We made our way over to the university and got inside for the show. The place was packed! The show was great and I am in awe at those young dancers' talent. Lauren acted, well, three years old. She kicked off her tights and shoes and wanted to dance in the aisle, just like the ballerinas. Hailey literally sat on the edge of her seat most of the time fully engaged in the show. She kept asking me questions about the stories that each act depicted. She laughed at the right parts and clapped at the right parts. During the first act the dancers didn't wear the traditional pointe shoes, and Hailey was very concerned. "When are they going to wear their special shoes?" she kept asking.

We had such a fun day. Thanks, Cody, for putting it all together!!

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