The holiday season just wouldn’t be complete without our church’s annual Christmas play — and this year was no exception: last night we had the pleasure of seeing our kids perform in The Secret of Snowflake County.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera at home so all I have are iPhone pics. Sigh. No matter, though, as I ended up spending more time paying attention to the play rather than trying to capture “the perfect shot.”
Adam was an excellent narrator (I think he actually spoke slowly enough this time around to be understood by the audience) and he sang as part of the chorus as well.
He loved getting to be onstage with his friends but was so amped up that he had a very hard time sitting still when he wasn’t performing — way too much energy that can be nearly impossible to contain.
Leah played the part of an adorable hungry raccoon (and even let me paint her face!). Last year, on the night of the play, she refused to get on stage, but this time around she was enthusiastic. What a difference a year makes!
For Elizabeth, the night was bittersweet — since she graduates from high school in the spring, this is her last year as a performer (with a solo, to boot!).
(I’m sure she’ll still manage to sneak in a cameo or two in the coming years, though.)
The play was followed by a much-loved dessert night and so the (little) kids came home jacked up on sugar. They then crashed hard and both Adam and Leah woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather so they’re home with me today. Good thing I am on vacation and so I can focus on hanging out with them rather than trying to stretch myself between family and work.