Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Pageant Recap

I'm happy to report that our evening at the church did not end with any of the following:

*time outs
*screaming fits
*police involvement
*embarrassing moments
*our being asked to surrender our membership status

That being said, we hid in the cry room and stayed very low profile.

Don't judge, people. We're in survival mode with these two in tow:

It was a lovely evening, starting with our usual attempts at photos.

Smart Lainey sits down and keeps her distance from the boys. Wise beyond her years, this kid.

Our giggly punks.

Before the program, we took a look at the manger scene in front of the church. It's really beautiful.

Said by all 3 kids at one point:

"Where is baby Jesus?"

"He'll appear on Christmas, Jesus's birthday."

"No, Santa!"

"Well, Santa will arrive on Christmas Eve while you're asleep, but we celebrate Christmas to remember the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ."

"No, Santa!!!!!!!!!"

Note to self: Add perfect mass attendance on ever growing list of New Year's Resolutions.

Inside. Aunt Donna, there is the skirt you bought her suggesting it screamed, "Lainey" to you. I must agree.

While the School of Religion students met in their classrooms, we kept busy.

Today's train connection - tiles look like choo choo tracks. Didn't you know?

Lainey spent a lot of time running after Jack and away from us.

The water fountain was fascinating.

As was the rocker in the cry room.

Finally, Carter's turn. You can see him to the left in his shirt and tie.

The child on the far right read a small script and then they all sang an Advent song. It went beautifully......every grade participated......from Kindergarten kiddos to the 8th Grade Confirmation candidates. Very well put together and nicely timed.

Afterwards, we attended a cookie reception. I brought the Pay Day bars I listed on a recent entry and they were a big hit. Try them!

Notice that I'm actually in this last photo. More on that to come.....and a goal I hope we can all shoot for.

And, while we're making goals, I suggest you lock the beer up and hide the gifts should you live in this kid's neighborhood:


Dee Stephens said...

Glad it all went well. So funny about kids and Santa and Jesus. It's so important to remember the REASON for the season :)

Kelly Beatty said...

Long Hair Casey! Cute.

Shannon said...

The drunk, cross-dressing thieving 4-year-old who wanted to go to jail like daddy was a birthday present to me. Right up there with the leprechaun story for Best News Story Ever.

When Payton was little, Andy asked her whose birthday we celebrated on Christmas and she said Johnny Appleseed. We don't go to church though so she was a bit handicapped in her ability to answer correctly.

Coco said...

I made Adam take a picture of me last night as well. And I read that blog as well!!!

LOVE Laine's outfit, that skirt is to die for. Tess' bf Lilly had one on yesterday for the school party.

Is Carter a head taller than every other kid in his class? Goodness, he is going to be a lady killer.

Carrie Darney said...

I love that photo of you! Your hair looks so cute and LONG!!

5 Boys And Me said...

Carter looks so grown up in his suit! They all look adorable - glad it went well!

Sara said...

Love, love, love Lainey's outfit! And I'm so glad she has on matching tights. Very proud. :)
I can't get over how grown up Carter looks. What a cutie! And Jack.....oh, Jack. I just love him.

p.s. finally did a "paul" post on my blog. hehe

The Soladay Family said...

I was going to make the same comment as Coco about Carter being soooo tall! Wow!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Yes, love the hair and Carter is huge compared to all the other kids and totally pimpin in his suit

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I love the new picture on your blog! It is so kid typical and one to share with them years later. Glad that you survived the program. We say the same thing at our house after surviving another Sunday at church. Keith and I just look at each other and say, "We made it".

Kristen said...

Casey- your header pic of the kids with the caption "Let there be peace on Earth" had me in tears I was laughing so hard! Hahahaha! I love the look on Carter's face as Jack and Lainey attempt to asphixiate each other! Oh my... your kids are all around too freakin' awesome.
And I seriously love Lainey's tutu skirt and tights. And Carter in his tie?? So handsome!

SASS said...

That news story...unbelievable. I have no words.
I LOVE your hair in that picture! I didn't know you actually DID your hair. Please do this more often. That is my Christmas wish.

Shannon said...

People's comments about Carter being a tall kid are funny because they are true but something I've always thought since my kid is so much smaller. Seeing that pic of him w/the other kids really illustrates that. Mine would be like the shrimps next to him on either side.

merrilee said...

Love so many of these pictures--the one of all three kids, the one of Jack with his hand in his pocket(priceless), the one of you and Jack--you look fantastic, and your hair is so long and pretty(sorry for all the vanity comments). You are a brave woman. . .I had to walk out of Ellery's school sing-a-long about 3 different times today because of little Dane!

The Rand's said...

love your hair, too! long and straight! looks great!
carter looks so handsome in a suit! glad it went well!

Jodee said...

What a cute Christmas program!

I love, love, love the new picture in your header! It's just priceless!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Momma to the A's said...

First off, I was laughing so hard at your new picture on your blog! That is so funny, but so true of siblings! I can so see my sister and I doing that when we were growing up! Love it! Thanks for the laughs!!!

Carter looks so handsome all dresses up in a tie. So nice! That little Lainey is way too cute in that skirt! Girls are so much fun to dress! And Jack, I love that you find trains in just about anything! You are a jem!

I definitely want to try out your Pay Day bars! They sounds YUMMY!

Iva Messy said...

such cuties!

Merry Mack said...

Looks like fun! Outfit and tights in both recent posts are fab.

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