Saturday, December 20, 2014

Anna's first program

Our sweet little granddaughter, Anna, had her first ever Christmas program last night. It was so cute. She goes to Avalon Christian School for preschool. She goes 3 mornings a week and is in a 3-year-old class. I think she likes it. She is pretty shy, so I think it is good for her.

Anyway, the program was great. It started at 7 pm and we were told to be there at 6:30 when the doors opened. We drove across the street at 6:25 and couldn't believe the parking lot was already almost full and people were everywhere. We did manage to get a parking spot. Inside was a good mix between controlled chaos and holiday cheer. Drew Carrie had saved us a seat in the back left area with them, Drew's dad, Dick & Ester. Anna, Bennett, and Caleb were adorable and fantastic as usual.

For the program, they had all the students come in singing and then they sang another song together, then recited the 23rd Psalm (which Anna has memorized), then the 2-year-old class sang 2 songs, the 3-year-olds sang 2, and the Pre-K classes sang 2. That was it. It took about 30 minutes or so and was just the right amount of time. Little kids are so hilarious, and I was glad that no parents got stupid either.

It was a fun time, and we were very proud of Anna. I had no idea how she would do, but she marched up there like everyone else, stood in her spot, and she sang every now and then too. She looked kind of sad/scared at first, but eventually she loosened up and was doing the hand motions, and even managed to smile a time or two. She did so good. We were all grinning from ear to ear. :)

Many thanks to Lady Jane for the pics. And so it begins...






She was very happy when it was over.

Bennett was happy for her too.
Bennett and dad during the program.
Caleb and mom. He seems happy most of the time.