Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Church Program

The last program we had for the holidays was the church program. The title was Stars! Angels! Shepherds! Kings!
First all the kids came out in choir ropes.

This little guy was the camel. He didn't do to much in the program. But he was cute to watch.
Next were the stars. This is all the little kids in Sunday School. They were so cute and happy to be there.

He was the donkey.
Then they came out as Angels and Shepherds.
Jake hiding in the back.
And of course Seth right in the middle and in front. See the girl next to him? During practice he kept trying to put his arm around her. I'm a little worried about him.
Then the real worrying started. See Mary in front? See the baby? That's a real baby. See Seth? See the shepherds hook he is holding? Now imagine that hook spinning around and around in his hands. Back and forth from one hand to the other. All I could think the whole time was "Don't hit the baby, please God don't let him hit the baby!" I'm happy to say the mom finally came up there and took baby Jesus back.
Here is as much of everyone as I could get. It was a great show and for only practicing 4 or 5 times they did pretty good.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Programs

Tis the season of holiday programs and we started ours on Wednesday night with Jakob. His program was with the 1st and 2nd graders only. I have to apologize for the pictures. The kids all have crazy red eyes. This is due to us being all the way in the back of the gym. So again sorry for the crazy eyes.

The first picture is of Jake trying to find us in the crowd of parents taking pictures.

Still looking......
There he found me. I had to get up close to the stage and wait for all the parents to leave before he found me. You would think he would be use to me with a camera in front of my face and find me right away.
The kids were doing actions with there songs.

Now if you know my son, you know the poor kid gets injured with just about anything he does. The boy next to him was snapping his fingers as one of the actions and got Jake right in the eye. Luckily the teachers were all standing behind the kids and saw Jakob. He took him down, checked him out, and Jakob got back up to sing.
Next was Seth. His program was the J-K and the Kindergarten class.

He found dad right away.

Then me.
All the parents got to go up front again and take pictures. At first he was fine with all of it, then......
He decided he didn't want to be there anymore. And started to do the pouty face, attitude thing. So I had to ignore him half the time so he would keep doing the songs and not look like a lost dog.

After the program we were all invited to go back to our kid's classrooms. They had cookies and juice waiting for us. Now anyone that has met Seth knows he calls like he sees it and doesn't hold anything back. Well when we got back to the classroom one of the other parents was talking to her child. And Seth proceeded to get the ladies attention. Once she turned to look at Seth he told her that her son was always naughty. I have never wanted the floor to open up and swallow me more in my life. I know I have more of this to come with Seth as my son. The lady really didn't say anything. She sort of ignored him and then left. I told the teacher what Seth did and she said good, maybe now the parents will listen. Oh the joys of having my two boys. Never a dull moment.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Tree

I finally got the Christmas tree up. Poor Jakob had been asking me everyday since Thanksgiving if I would put the tree up. So one of the days that they were in school I dug the tree out of storage. You see I had to wait until they were gone cause that is were their presents are. Shhh don't tell them. Thanks.

Next I got the lights on and some of the odds and ends ornaments that I like to still put on the tree. Then I waited until the boys go home from school.

Here is Seth with his new ornament for the year. It's Thomas the Train hauling a Christmas tree. Each year I try to get them an ornament that goes with something they did or liked in the year. Cheryl was able to find Jakob a soccer player at a craft sale she went to. It has his name and year on it.

Boys adding the new ornament to the tree.

I decided this year that I would have the boys put up all their own ornaments on the tree. I guess this was a mistake on my part. Cause some of the ornaments are glass and our floor is tile. So when they get dropped they don't bounce. I had just gotten done telling Jake that he had to be very, very careful he dropped his first baby ornament. I blued it back together as best I could. But it shattered so much that there is now a hole on one side.

Here is the tree all done.

The boys with the tree.

And last but not least here is my ornament. It's Duck Dodgers and Marvin the Martian. I do have another Marvin ornament, but didn't have a picture of it yet.