It started with us getting 3 tickets one year to go in hopes that our child would be found in time to go. She wasn't, so we had a spare seat beside us.
The following year, we got 3 tickets, she still wasn't found so we took our Godson. It was amusing to see him watching the girls, but even more so to hear hubs tease him asking if he'd have his pic taken with a ballerina.
Fast forward a year!! FINALLY!!! Our lovely daughter got to go with us. She loved it so much she requested we make it a yearly tradition. We'd gotten in the habit, so that was pretty easy to do, we just added a tradition of getting a nutcracker there in addition to going.
This year we got 4, thinking if S wasn't with a family, we could steal her for the day. Since she is in transition, we didn't ask and asked kiddos BFF to go instead.
That was money WELL SPENT!!! Kiddo always loves it and BFF was absolutely nuts about it. They enjoyed it so much and I think we now have a new tradition to take her with us.
We got them nutcrackers too and shirts.
Here's her collection, left to right: 2014, 2013 and 2012