Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Nutcracker Ballet

Time for another Bentz Family Tradition - this one is not for the fait of heart...  The Nutcracker Ballet!

I just happened to see a FB post for auditions for children's cast parts in the Ballet San Antonio's Nutcracker.  So,  my ballerinas gave it a shot.  They both got parts!

A Baby Mouse

  And a Soldier & Party Boy

What an experience we all had.  Tons of mandatory rehearsals, lots of driving, hard work... but - what an amazing experience for them.

They performed in 7 PROFESSIONAL productions of The Nutcracker, side-by-side with professional dancers.  They made new friends, and they loved every minute.  I had fun too - getting to be backstage, and even in the wings of the beautiful Tobin Center as they performed.


Not to mention, the whole family got to see them perform, and attend a real ballet.  A must see!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Traditions

We are built on traditions...  our family seems to have a tradition for everything!

 It's a wonderful way to build shared memories,  if you don't have a few traditions - maybe you should start!

Here is this year's "Turkey Coloring Contest" - voting and results can be found on my Facebook page.

We eat a lot on Thanksgiving... on china too!  See the pretty table my kiddos did all by themselves this year?  All that training is starting to pay off...