One of the most wonderful things about the winter and my down time, is catching up with my two 6 year old granddaughters, Hopie and Hailey. This year they will be joining their 10 year old sister, and cousin, at the Nutcracker with Grammy. This is such a highlight of the season for me and for them, and one I hope they will always remember when they think about time spent with their Grammy. In preparation, I purchased a beautiful book about the story itself, so they would be prepared and know the actual story as the performance takes place. Well, they were intrigued and of course had to spend the entire afternoon dancing the Nutcracker Swan Song. I of course had camera in tow. These two are extremely animated with one another, and in general. They bless me beyond imagination, and if I could see the world through their eyes more often, I would be a better artist for it. Here are the results of all the magic this one fine November afternoon.