I think one of my very favorite parts of
the Christmas season is Christmas plays,
and musicals. Although I love seeing well-rehearsed
productions, I adore church plays with lots of little kids.
When you have a stage full of little kids,
funny things can and will happen,
regardless of how much they practiced or how
much hair their director has pulled out of her
head for the last few months trying to get them ready.
My youngest son is in 2 plays this year -
one at our church and one with our homeschool
group. In today's church play he was Joseph.
A few years ago, he got to be Elvis...
yes, it was a Christmas play.
Highlights from today:
A little angel falling backward off her step,
landing on her rear end, then saying to the
girl next to her, "I'm okay, I'm okay."
When she stood up, her halo was completely
fallen over the front of her face.
She may be an angel with a crooked halo,
but she was adorable.
A little shepherd boy wearing a flannel
robe, which came completely untied.
He struggled to walk to the front of the
stage for the song he was in, dragging
the robe belt beside him and managed to
walk through the microphone cord.
This boy never fails to make everyone laugh.
It isn't perfectly memorized lines that
make these plays special, it's the funny,
carefree things that kids do...as if there weren't
a whole crowd full of people watching them.
This evening, my daughter and youngest
son put together a gingerbread house,
like they do each year. At 20 and almost 13,
I'm glad they still enjoy doing this project
together each Christmas.
I haven't been to an auction
in a few months, and have mainly tried to
work on things I already have on hand,
but on the way to taking my son to play
practice, I noticed a new little antique shop
along the way. After dropping him off,
I had to go back and check it out,
and brought home quite a few goodies
for my shop. Here's a few of them.
This cage is for a big bird - it's pretty huge!
I think it would be gorgeous filled with plants.
chicken nesting trays with the wire mesh bottoms.
The make wonderful wall shelves and
are magnetic, so they double as a magnet board.
so I don't care if it sells or not!
with doorknobs and photo holders I had in my workshop.
These are fun to work on, since each
one is unique. These have sold.
evening, for the Knick of Time Tuesday party!