'Tis that time of year when grandparents savor the children's Christmas programs that harried teachers and busy parents make happen.
First on our holiday agenda was our 3rd-grade grandson Abram's elementary school Christmas musical, "A Party in a Pear Tree." It was a funny take on The Twelve Days of Christmas, where Party the partridge was stuck in the pear tree and all 12 of the gifts of Christmas work together to get her down. Abram played one of the "12 drummers drumming."
He's drumming, the second red shirt from the left. I think one of the 12 drummers must've caught the dreaded Christmas bug that always happens this time of year, because as many times as I counted I only came up with 11 drummers.
I loved the hat he and Momma Kara made...those 6 gold buttons made him easy to pick out.
You guessed it...FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!
Abram had one speaking line...and delivered it perfectly!
Bows all around!
This teacher is the lady I'm bowing to...she is amazing and always puts together incredible children's shows. And this is just 3rd grade...she's got all the other elementary grade levels too!
Their shows are in the beautiful Harrison High School Performing Arts Center...such a nice auditorium.
Congrats from the family for a great performance. Ada couldn't figure out why her oldest brother was looking like that.
Just a few days later, Peggy (her other grandma) and I traveled the two hours back to Harrison to watch Lucy do a 3-minute (at the most!) dance to the song "What Christmas Means to Me" in her Emerge Dance Academy Christmas Show.
Because that's just what grandparents do. And it was totally worth the drive to see her big smiles.
Lucy is definitely in her element! Daddy Kyler proudly says she has a "great stage presence." I totally agree!
Back on stage for a standing ovation...
...and look who showed up!
I love the look on Lucy's face! And the little girl on the right is a bit skeptical...
Flowers from her adoring daddy!
And Daniel offered up his already-licked candy cane to Lucy, telling her it was a "real candy cane" because he got it straight from Santa's hand!
Our beautiful little dancer!
Fun memories in Harrison, savoring wonderful holiday performances by...
...our drummer boy and winter dancer.