Alya Gets Glasses!

Alya had been having some trouble reading certain things and after a trip to the eye doctor, it was decided she needed glasses.  She mostly just needs them for reading and close-up work.  I told her I could totally relate to that, I have exactly the same problem.  She was very nervous about wearing them, she wasn’t sure they looked right on her.


I told her they looked very nice on and made her look studious!  She did admit that it made reading a whole lot easier.

Girls being girls, she and Cassandra decided to swap to see how they looked. I definitely think they each chose the right ones in the first place.


“Wow Cass, I didn’t realize yours were so strong!” remarked Alya. “Well, I can’t see a thing in yours either,” replied Cassandra.
“Here, you can have these back, they are making me a little sick to my stomach!”

“Are you making fun of my glasses???” laughed Cassandra.

Do you wear glasses? And if you do, have you ever swapped them with a friend? I remember a friend of mine getting them after years of not wearing them and I tried his on. How he drove without wrecking is beyond me, he was nearly blind!!

A Night at the Ballet

Rebecca’s sister Sophia attends a performing arts academy in the Pittsburgh area now, and because she is so close, she is here frequently on the weekends.  Several weekends ago she showed up with a huge smile on her face.  The reason:  she’d won two tickets to see The Nutcracker performed by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre!  She couldn’t wait to tell Rebecca, she knew she would want to go, they used to go to the ballet in New York City frequently.  The performance was this past Saturday afternoon at the Benedum Center.


The girls decided to get all dressed up for their big day in the city.

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“This is going to be so much fun!” remarked Rebecca.  “I can’t wait to see what the Benedum looks like, I’ve heard it’s very pretty” replied Sophia.

Thank heavens the weather had warmed up a little bit on Saturday, the girls didn’t need to be quite so bundled up!


The Benedum Center is right in downtown Pittsburgh.  It was originally called the Stanley Theater, but in 1987 it was completely remodeled and renamed The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.  Of all of the theaters in Pittsburgh, I personally think it’s the prettiest!  The girls agreed with me after they had been there.




The girls got situated in their seats and were all set to watch the performance.  They both said that they had a wonderful time and were in awe of all of the talented dancers in the show.


If you would like to learn more about the Benedum Center for the Performing arts, you can read about it here:

And for more information about the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and their performances of the Nutcracker: