Tuesday, December 20, 2011

abby's christmas program

abby had her christmas program on tuesday morning inside her school's gymnasium. it was a school wide assembly in which each class dressed up and played/sang a part withing the program. abby's class wore sparkly halos since they were the angels surrounding the nativity scene.

they all lined up in front of the audience and sang to the christmas canon song...you know the one that the lyric, "merry christmas, merry christmas, merry christmas" is constantly repeated. that was the kindergartners part (along with singing "on this night, on this night, on this very christmas night...") as they sang back up to the 6th graders who sang the other lyrics at the same time. it was absolutely heart-melting and A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

abby and brooke were so focused on their words and making sure that they were in tune with the song. in all honesty, i believe that listening to little children sing in unison has got to be the sweetest sound on earth. that, and babies giggling. here are some pics...later we all congregated inside the parish hall with classes K-2nd grade. a book about jesus' birthday was read over the projector near the stage area and once it was finished, a surprise visit from santa occurred as he walked out of the back curtain. the kids were so excited as santa held baby jesus and they all sang "happy birthday" to him with the whole "cha, cha, cha, eat more chicken" chants added in. it was pretty funny. tita karmie even came and surprised the mabster by stopping by to enjoy her christmas party with her. food and drinks were served along with a fun activity for the kids to take home. here are some pics...after everyone finished eating, each class came up on stage for a group picture with santa. i'm not sure who was harder trying to get them to keep their heads still and look at the camera...the kids or santa himself? also, i snagged a quick picture of abby with one of her teacher's: mrs. lawrence. i'll have to track down mrs. philbin next time. here are some pics...lastly, after abby's christmas party, they were dismissed early as well as lyla from wee-k. daddy had to go back to work so the girls and i went out with tita karmie to enjoy the rest of the day. we ate lunch and then tita karmie took both girls on a fun adventure to the mcwane center and some shopping. all in all, it was a great day and start to christmas break.

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