Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Samuel's School Christmas Play 12-4-07

Samuel's 1st grade Christmas play was last night at his school. It was really cute. He had tried out for a singing part in the play, but was given the part of the 'horse' instead. The day he came home with his assigned part, it was really funny. The paper said, 'Your child, Samuel, has been assigned the part of horse in this year's Christmas play. ' I told him how awesome it was and talked it up. He said, "well, is it a singing horse?" I said "no, I think this is a quiet horse". Ever since the Christmas season has started, every time Samuel sees a nativity, he spots the donkey and says, "hey Mom, there's the horse!" Here is the whole group of first graders singing. Samuel was on the left side, third row, on the inside end. You probably won't be able to see him, but I thought a picture of the whole group was neat and would let you Grandparent's see what it was like since you couldn't be there. It was called "The Mystery of the Manger - It's the Gospel Truth". At some point the kids in the manger scene had to leave to get their costumes on and then they had a procession down the aisle to go back up to the stage. Luckily I got the inside scoop from another Mom who was helping out who told me where to sit so I could see him coming in. This is our little horse coming in during the procession.

This is the manger scene. You can see Samuel sitting to the right of Mary and the wisemen, and to the left of the camel. Very sweet.

This is at the end, all the kids and the music teacher.

Here is our little horse again. He looked really cute.

Here is the t-shirt all the kids had on for the play.

Just for the record, Nora Kate sat very nicely during most of the play. She liked listening to the kids sing and mimicked their hand motions with the songs. At the end, the principle talked to the crowd about Christmas and it's true meaning and then took a moment to honor all Grandparents that were there, talking about what a huge part they play in the lives of their Grandchildren. She had them all stand up and it was about 1/3 to 1/2 of the room. It made me a little sad, but even living far away, Samuel and Nora Kate know how much they are loved by their Grandparents. Enjoy the photos!

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