Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Programs

Here are some pictures of Emma's School Christmas Program. They sang "Jingle Bells", "Frosty the Snowman" and "This Little Light of Mine" in Spanish. It was really cute. They even had one of the teachers dress up as a Spanish looking Frosty. Emma is in the front row in a red shirt and black hat.

Mimi got to come see the performance and Emma's classroom.

Emma also spent some time "giving" for the holidays. Her class took a field trip to a local nursing home where they blessed the residents with Christmas Carols, even some of the Spanish ones. They passed out presents, which were socks, to the residents. After the performance in the dining hall and passing out the gifts there, they went to some of the rooms of people who could not make it out of their beds to see them sing. They all piled into one room and were then escorted right back out. I heard the director of the nursing home say, "I am so sorry." Apparently they walked in on someone using the potty. Even with that little mishap, the trip was such a blessing to all who participated.

In this picture, all of the children were visiting a man in his room. The teacher asked the man if he would like for the children to sing to him. He misunderstood and started to sing himself. It was simply magical. All 25 kids got so quiet that you could've heard a pin drop. They just listened to him sing to them. I didn't recognize the Christmas song but it was beautiful. I even got a little teary eyed. The teacher looked at me and I looked at her as if to say "Wow! That was amazing". The children came there to give to that man but he ended up giving back to them something that was very special. If that doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit, I don't think anything will folks.

Still to come are pictures from the our church Christmas program which will be this Sunday evening.

As a side note, this is the exchange Jackson and I have had many, many times this week. :)

Jackson: Do you know what Christmas is mom?

Me: What is it Jackson?

Jackson: It's Jesus' Birthday. Everybody loves birthdays!

Hope you are enjoying the party and remembering who the guest of honor is.