The ballet was beautiful. My daughter doesn't really seem to get nervous, for which I am grateful. I, one the other hand, was very nervous, but she danced perfectly. She has always done every step as she was supposed to, but this year she seemed to do it expressively. It was a gorgeous night in (that place where I live) and we finished off the evening with my parents at my very most favorite restaurant. I admittedly grumble every time my husband decides to participate in a silent auction because I'm no fun at all, but he managed to get me a great deal on a basket of children's books and a trip to the zoo!
As an interesting aside, we had our first little "mean girl" issue back stage and I heard about it later. I was just listening to my daughter nonchalantly tell me about what happened and dismiss it as "No big deal". In my head, I was crying, "It is a big deal, she was mean to YOU! MY BABY!" I managed to restrain myself and applauded her handling of the situation then went and vented to my husband. And vowed to chaperone next year so I can get my hands on little... Kidding, of course!! I am actually glad we went through this and she shrugged it off so well. Since making the decision to homeschool I wondered how she would handle that sort of thing. She handled it beautifully.