Okay, so I am trying to catch up and I imagine that my next few posts might be quite out of chronological order - but I am just going to go along as I get the time, so bear with me.
Emily's school/daycare does a Christmas pageant every year and all of the kids, from the infants to the big kids have a chance to perform on stage. Usually the babies go with the small toddlers and they sit in bouncy chairs or are held by the teachers. The younger kids really don't perform much at all, in fact some of them cry their way through the performance, but nevertheless, us parents get a big kick out of seeing them up there. The pageant is at a local middle school each year. This is Emily's second year in the pageant.
I'm telling you, the moment that I see her hit that stage, I just start bawling, don't ask me why - so I am usually standing up near the stage crying my eyes out and snapping pictures at a furious rate. Last year, I had my video camera and my regular camera - that was quite a struggle. This year, they hired a videographer, so I bought the video and just had my regular camera to contend with.
Emily's class sang two songs, Jingle Bells and for the life of me, I can't remember the other one - I will have to watch the video. Well, anyway, here are some photos for you to enjoy....
Here are Emily and Caleb posing in front of our little Christmas tree before the performance. I didn't put up a big tree this year since we were going to be leaving town to visit family for the holidays.
Here they are when they first came out on stage. Emily could see me up front taking pictures, so she started crying and screaming Mommy - so while I was trying to take pictures, I was also kind of bouncing up and down and making happy faces to try to get her to stop crying.
Here she is looking a bit happier and ringing her bells. Isn't that sweater adorable? I got it on sale at Macy's. She wore it again on Christmas Eve. It was just perfect for the pageant. I know you can't see it in the pictures, but the pants that came with the sweater had pink sparkles in them - so cute.
Whew, there she is finally smiling and having a good time on stage.
Here is the whole school (minus a few crying babies that had to be returned to their parents) singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas".