Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good performances and Burnt Cookies



I've been mulling over a blog post for the last week. I talked to my sister about the topic, I said to my colleagues "I'm going to blog about this" ....and still I haven't blogged about it.
I think it's because the topic is just too boring - I'm even bored thinking about it...how can I think that you would want to read it.
Instead I have some fun pictures to show you of my girls' school Christmas program last night. I was so proud!!
Alison's class sang a rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas". Each of the days was a different Canadian thing including "5 Stanley Cups", "Three Caribou", and "One porcupine in a pine tree". Super cute. Here she is in the middle wearing the hockey jersey.



Hannah's class put together a John Lennon "war is over" presentation. Everything was kept a huge surprise for us. Mrs. P, Hannah's teacher, told the class to not tell us anything....so Hannah didn't. But let me tell you, she wanted to tell us so badly. Every day she came home she would say "mom, I want to tell you so much but I just can't." It was worth the wait. Before their performance Hannah came out in front of all of the parents (probably 500 people) and read an introduction. She explained about how during the holiday season soldiers who are stationed over seas will walk thru the villages singing Christmas carols using sign language. Hannah spoke so clearly, and slowly. I was so proud of her. As her class sang and signed I noticed Hannah's face change a little. She had found us in the audience!! So my mom and I decided we would wave at her the next time she looked in our direction. Just a few seconds later she looked, and we waved...and she couldn't help but smile so large. It was really cute. I don't think she expected it. And at the end of her performance she looked over at us again and my mom, and Tim and I made fools of ourselves and waved large arm waves. She was sufficiently embarrassed. We laughed and laughed.

And then there was Emily. Her first school performance. Her class sang "The Gingerbread Ran" to the tune of "The wheels on the bus". She knew all her lines. Can you tell that I wasn't with her the last few minutes before her turn? She looks a litttle bedraggled with her ribbon hanging loosely. I can't believe she goes to school now.....how did that happen?
So there you go....
One more thing...I decided to bake a little this morning with Emily and my day care kids. We had fun. But you gotta see the ridiculousness of what happened. I made chocolate chip cookies. The recipe made 6 dozen. I burnt the first two. The oven was set too high. Oh well, I thought, I've got four more pans to go...
The next two dozen were beautiful. I took a picture. I patted myself on my back. I planned on giving some away. Aren't they pretty?
And then some time during the pat on the back, and the picture taking, and the planning of sharing......this. happened.

Less picture taking next time. More timer watching. :)

Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh how special! That is adorable.

Steph

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