Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Concert

Sunday afternoon was the girls' Christmas Concert at school. They all three put on their Christmas dresses and were excited to show off all their hard work of practicing Christmas songs. Keith and I actually got to enjoy the Christmas concert by ourselves. The high school kids provided free daycare for the younger siblings, so, Justin went to daycare to play instead of having to sit still and be quiet for 1 1/2 hours. Keith got to video tape and I got to take pictures without having a child crawling all over our laps. Each of the girls had to sit with their classes for the concert.

First up for the concert was the preschool classes. Ashlin stood in the front row in her black and red dress. Keith and I were proud of her. She actually participated by singing and doing the actions to the songs.

Then the other grades presented the ABC's of Christmas for the crowd. We got to listen to each grade perform, the 5th & 6th Grade bands, the Sacred Heart Singers and the elementary staff even sang a song. The staff has not participated before in the concert, but I thought it was a great addition to the concert.

Ashlin in the front row middle with her hands clasped.

Cara in the front row with the black dress on singing with the Sacred Heart Singers.

Before we left for the concert and then again when we got home from the concert we tried to take a decent family picture. Keith's aunt is giving Keith's grandmother a 100-picture frame for Christmas. Keith's aunt was asking for family pictures of everyone to include in the picture frame. Keith's grandmother is 97 years old and lives in an assisted living facility. Grandma Pauline is very sharp and she loves to show everyone family pictures. Grandma Pauline is very good at remembering everyone's names, which is amazing considering the size of Keith's extended family.

Take care,


  1. I've heard of this......people watching programs/concerts without children crawling all over them. It's been a while, though, for us.

    Glad you got to enjoy it! Great family pic!

  2. It looks like you had a great time at the Christmas program. What a bonus to have a babysitter for Justin too! Whooo hooo!

    Grandma Pauline is getting an old family picture of us! We haven't had one taken in a while!

    Hope you have a great week!

  3. Love those Christmas concerts! Sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon! You all look so cute!


  4. What a great time. You have a beautiful family!

  5. Love the Chrismtas concerts....they are always so cute!! We are heading to Nick's tomorrow night:)

    Hope you have a great week......we are in the final stretch!!


  6. A few years and all of the kids will be in the program, but nice you got to watch in peace. I love kids Christmas programs, I love to hear their tiny voices.

    Have a great week!