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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sleeping Child and Jingle Bells!

AC and LB had their Christmas program this morning. Is there anything that warms a mother's heart more than watching her children sing Christmas songs at the top of their lungs (and maybe a little off-key) on stage?!

At their school, the 4-year-olds act out "The Night Before Christmas" so it was a big deal that it was finally AC's turn to be in the play! They drew their parts out of a hat and AC drew the part of one of the sleeping children (as in "the children were nestled all snug in their beds").

The most exciting part for her was that she got to wear Christmas pajamas to school! When they said her line, she and the other "sleeping children" marched on stage, waved at their mommies and daddies and then laid down on their blankets.

Hey - Julia Roberts had to start somewhere!! :)

AC and her fellow "sleeping children"

"Oh, you better watch out! You better not cry!"

Uh, oh... the sleeping children are getting bored :)

We actually got a lot of mileage out of the "sleeping child" part over the last two weeks. When they were being rambunctious in the house, Chris would say, "Ann Catherine, go practice your part in the play!"

My sister thought AC was terribly miscast. How, after all, can a child that can't sit still be cast as a sleeping child?! It is quite funny. However, since the play didn't call for "child who gets up every two minutes to turn a cartwheel or stand on her head" we settled for the sleeping child.

At the end, Lily B's class came out and sang "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" with the rest of the children. Last year, LB had stage fright and just stared at the crowd. This year, she sang her heart out and jingled her bell!

The grand finale!

And here they are with Mimi and Poppy after the big event! LB could NOT keep her eyes off the candy she got after the play :)

Merry Christmas everyone!