Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Connor's stage debut

First of all, yes I know this is a crappy picture. The no-flash pictures gave me nothing, and the flash pictures flashed on the heads of people right in front of me instead of the kids. But you get the idea.

In case you can't tell which white, blond-haired kid is Connor, he's second from the left (?) in the snowman sweatshirt.

The program was in the Fellowship Hall at Idlewild, and it was standing room only. First the Unicorns came out and shook instruments and twirled around to Run Run Rudolph- very cute. Then they were "claimed" by their parents and the Toucans came out and jingled some bells while singing "Jingle Bells." They looked pretty amazed by all of the people in the room (except for a couple of kids whom you could tell were used to performing at church or somewhere). None of the Toucans cried- something that can't be said for the Unicorns! And surprisingly, I didn't cry either. Not at the program, anyway. But I digress. After the Toucans were rescued from the stage by their parents, the 3-year-olds (Koalas? It doesn't cleverly incorporate the number so I can't remember it. They should be the Triceratops or the Three-peats or something.) sang a couple of songs- really sang!- and then the 4-year-olds sang (Quadrapeds? Forefathers? I have no idea.), then the two oldest classes gave us the big finale of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." It was fun, and we figure we will be able to sell the video footage to VH1 someday for this one girl's Behind the Music episode. (She was a pro! Reminded me of Sandra Korpitz.)

Afterwards we went to Huey's and saw at least two of Connor's classmates. It seemed so grown up to be at a restaurant and run into some of your friends! We got home late, so he got to skip his bath. (Meaning today he smells smokey like Huey's. Nice!) As he was getting ready for bed (well, pooping, but that put tears in my eyes for different reasons) he looked at me out of the blue and said, "All those people were clapping! Did you clap, Mommy?" It was too much! So I recreated the times I clapped and why, and he was very happy. And so was I!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that's really sweet.