Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Eve service

Every year, our church has a Christmas Eve service. For the past two years, I have been in charge of putting together a children's program.

For the past two years, I have stressed for
weeks before the program.

For the past two years, the program has miraculously turned out great.

God has been good!

This year, we had a great turnout of children (always a worry--I practice for weeks with them and then, the night of--no one shows up!) and they had all practiced very hard and learned their songs. Here is a bit of video, and a few pictures from our evening!

The boys getting ready to start the program!
All the children!
{I was so bummed. Ethan stayed for about two minutes, and then slowly walked off the stage and into Daddy's arms, where he stayed the entire program. He never cried; he apparently just didn't want to sing! A bummer too....'cause that kid knew EVERY song!}
Cameron, doing a wonderful job of not holding still and mocking me {directing}.
But he was singing, so I couldn't say too much!
Kelsey, doing a GREAT job with her solo......

....despite what the look on Cameron's face would say.

Now, you'll see lots of funny things in this falling down, kids fidgeting (my own especially--this was the last song of the program, and Shane decided that he was going to zero in on Cameron--the wiggliest kid on stage), kids singing, kids not singing....but they did an overall wonderful job, and I was proud of them!

After the service--Grandma MJ with the boys
{Ethan is constantly sporting his 'scary' smile these days....grrrrrr}

Shane and I by the church's tree

All in all, it was a wonderful night! From there, we were off to bed until Christmas morning.....


Leanne said...

That Cameron.....he's sooooo cute! I can't help but laugh at him! Sorry, Mama.

I'm assuming that, since you looked like you knew what you were doing musically, you might be a singer or some other musically inclined thing??

It was great. Sweet and funny. Well done!

And those two little men in the front row? The ones in the vests? They were priceless!!!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Looks like you did great with the kiddoes, Devin!

Julie said...

I really wish we had a Program at church. Ours is just WAY too huge for something like that :0( I miss them, sniff, sniff. The boys are adorable, and you and Shane look great too! (Did you get your shirt at Target? If so I have the same one! If not, I have one that looks just like it!) :0)

Julie said...

I my goodness - I haven't even watched the video yet, but I literally laughed SO SO SO hard at Cam's face in that second picture of the little girl doing the solo.


Julie said...

AWWW! Just watched the video. SO cute. You did a great job working with those kids.

I swear, you must be a saint. I would have freaked out working with all those kids. LOL

Loved Col's expressions when Cam was fidgeting - like, "Come ON Cameron! Stand STILL already!!"

SO cute.