Growing up one of my favorite holiday traditions was putting on a pretty holiday dress & heading downtown with my mom to see the Nutcracker. I knew from the moment that I heard I was having a little girl that I would want to pass on that same holiday tradition to my daughter. Last year when Mia was 4 years old, my mother in law and I took her to the Nutcracker. Mia is a huge fan of ballet and completely fell in love with the nutcracker! She loved everything about it from the outfits to the music! Over the last year she has talked about it and has also mentioned wanting to be in it!

This year we were able to attend the Nutcracker put on by the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre with Mia's best friend Kate. Kate and Mia met at 9 months old in daycare and became fast friends! They don't attend school together any longer, so it is always a treat when the girls get to see each other! They are already planning to go to college together! (OMG!)  The girls loved everything about the nutcracker, it was a perfect way to spend a cold Sunday in December! It defintely gets you in the mood for the Holidays! What are your Holiday Traditions?