Thursday, 18 September 2008

Our girly treat!

I mentioned a couple of posts back that I was going to take my daughter somewhere special as I'm very aware that this will be my last year having her at home with me before she starts school full time and I just thought she deserved a nice treat. I also feel that she has very little one to one time with me as Elliott will have that when Emily starts school. She's just started at a new nursery too and has been doing very well and taking it in her stride I was worried we were going to have tears but she's excited every morning to go and her teachers are very pleased with her and say what a lovely little girl she is this week I collected her one morning to see her clutching this

The teacher had given her star pupil for sitting nicely at story time and gave her a ring and a wand how lovely is that? As you can imagine I'm so pleased that she seems to be settling in well it is a lovely little nursery attached to the school I think she will be fine there.

So her special treat was to go and see The English National Ballet perform Angelina Ballerina!

I love the embroidery on these shoes she wore I bought them for £5 Monsoon sale a year ago and I've been willing her feet to grow into them and they finally fit!

Before the show we has a little bit of girly shopping we went to all of Emily's favourite shops including this one her absolute favourite The Disney store so she's already shown me lots of things she wants from Santa which includes the entire Disney Store oh dear!!

Then we stopped off at the Thornton's Cafe for some delicious chocolate mouse cake and headed for the theatre.

This was Emily's first time to a theatre and didn't really know what a ballet was until last night. There were lots of other little girls all dressed up in pretty dresses chattering away in anticipation of seeing Angelina!
The Ballet was gorgeous it was an hour long with a 15 minute interval adapted from the Angelina Ballerina story books, Angelina is putting on her own show of Sleeping Beauty, act 1 is the rehearsals and act 2 is the actual performance. It was a cast of nine dancers the costumes and sets were amazing and it really brought the story to life I kept having a sneaky peek at Emily's face and she was smiling away and mesmerised by it all!

To round the night off we had a ride on this an enormous big wheel which was outside the theatre.

I was quite nervous as to whether Emily would be ok on it but she pestered the life out of me to go on it and insisted she was not scared so after checking that 3yr olds were allowed on it we hopped on. We has a lovely time cuddled up together staring out over the night sky and city lights Emily loved it it was one of those happy moments that I'll never forget.

I am so lucky to have a beautiful caring 3 year old and I'm really loving the little lady she's growing into. This morning we woke up to beautiful clear blue skies on our walk to nursery she nattered all the way about Angelina and hasn't shut up about it all day so I think she really enjoyed her treat and hope she will remember it I certainly enjoyed spending some mummy and daughter time one to one and doing some really girly stuff.


Summer by the sea said...

Mummy/Daughter days like you describe are the things I dreamed about when I was carrying my little girl. As much as I want to keep her little, I also can't wait until we can share special girly shopping trips and the like. I don't think I'll have long to wait, she is 2 years and 4 months now! - Natalie x

periwinkle said...

Firstly congratulations on winning the book you lucky sew and sew :-)
Emily looks like she had a great time - lovely memories for both of you
lisa x

the flour loft said...

What a wonderful day out! Our children do grow up so quickly... my girls are 8 and 10 now and it is so important to create these lovely special times to remember forever.
Well done to Emily for her award.
warm wishes
ginny x

julia said...

Sounds like an absolutely perfect evening, what a sweet little girl she is. Make the most of this last year before she goes to school, it whizzes by!
Pop over, you're a winner, I need your address to post your goodies!
Julia xx

Vanessa said...

What a special day/evening you had together!

Emily looks very beautiful in her girly frock.

Vanessa x

The Fairy Glade said...

What a sweet little girl you have and I love her shoes. Mine is 9 now and wanting to chose her own clothes a bit more, but she still loves pink sparkly shoes, of which has several pairs.

Garden Girl said...

What a lovely thing for you both to do together. And she looks beautiful in her pretty dress!x said...

What a lovely post. This is what blogging is about - inspiring others and recording your own special moments. My eldest daughter was 9 yesterday - I just wish I had done a diary of all the past years. As someone said to me on my blog (made me feel very proud) - what a lovely mummy you are and dont change. Love Emma xxxxx

Katherines Dream said...

What a perfect way to spend some Girlie Time...very special times!
The pretty shoes are jsut gorgeous.
I still love a girlie times with my daughters. We are very lucky.
Emily looks like an angel.
Carol xx

Petticoat Lane said...

Emily looks beautiful.
You've given me the idea to do exactly the same with Imogen as I know she'd love it. Thank you. I'd looked at it before, but never got around to booking it. I think I'll take her to Bristol for the day on her own and see an afternoon performance.
Thank you for creating special memories for another mother and daughter.

saraeden said...

What a lovely girlie treat , i had hoped to go to the Charlie and Lola thing in Manchester but we missed it because of Chrissy starting Uni !!
I can see you had a wonderful time !!
Now what i came over for was to ask what you would like on your quilty thing ? Anything you want its up to you !!

Sara x

Liz said...

I've just stumbled across your blog and just had to leave a comment. Your post about your outing with your lovely daughter reminded me of my gorgeous girlie's(she's now grown up) first visit to a theatre at a similar age. She sat transfixed and silent throughout and then, when the performance ended, burst into tears because she was "so happy". Outings with her now tend to involve lots of shops!

saraeden said...

Me again ... we are planning a swap on the belles blog would you like to join in ??

Sara x

Lina said...

Hi Sarah - I'm your partner for Lisa's magazine swap. Could you email me so I can get your address? THanks

Lina x

Suzie Sews said...

so sweet

Lavender hearts said...

Hiya, i'm glad peeps like my makeovers! I agree...we never go on hols either (huge waste of money for a couple of memories methinks!) coz we also have a huge mortgage we just take time off and sit at home. it's like living in a holiday cottage here anyway. I'd sooner stretch myself and live here then be miserable in the city/burbs any day!