Last night MiniM.E. and I had a Mommy-Daughter date. We went to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for American Girls's Night Out; the pre-show to the NYC Ballet. We'd heard great things about it from reviews of local mommy bloggers and other moms that had taken their girls so we were pretty excited. MiniM.E. was thrilled to dress up her Bitty Baby for the occasion. She picked out a pink dress for herself and even requested that I wear a pink dress to match.
We got there early and met our friends. We were expecting a lot and unfortunately the pre-show didn't really live up to our expectations. The "tea party" was no more than some hot, sticky cookies and lemonade, the "give-aways" were American Girl Dolls that we had to stand in line just to put in our raffle tickets for and the "craft" was putting stickers on a luggage tag. The girls were happiest at a small games station with hopscotch and chalk. We had seen what there was to see within an hour. A few friends decided to go home but MiniM.E. was set on seeing the ballerinas.
I am so glad we stayed because the ballet was definitely the highlight of the trip and we stayed until 10!