Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas activities at church

In the last week, we had two activities at church to help us get in the Christmas spirit! The first was an annual outdoor activity called Walk To Bethlehem. Everyone walks (or parks at the church and walks) to the Bishops yard for a short musical/narrative program. (Remember, in Utah, the congregation's boundaries aren't all that big!) The kids are invited to dress as animals or shepherds to sit in the nativity during the program.

I was asked to lead the music and was a little nervous at first. After all, I don't know these people -- will they be as generous and nice to me as my friends in NLR? I called Sherry, my music guru, a few times to help me with the keys/pitchpipe tips, etc. Everything went really well! The pitchpipe needed tuning or something, but I was able to give the ntoes and everybody sang. It was so much fun!! As you can tell, it started snowing, which added to the fun atmosphere. A really neat tradition for us to join!








And this morning was our Breakfast With Santa activity. We were sad that Daddy didn't get to join us for this activity. Here's a picture of Abby and me before the festivities began...

They served a breakfast casserole (eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, cheese) and festive green and red pancakes. A little strange with the colored pancakes, but good! Abby practiced her knife skills...

Yesterday and this morning, Abby kept saying, "I want to see Santa Claus!" She got very upset when it took so long to get to that part. But for all her big talk, the end result...

wasn't all that great! She wouldn't go anywhere near Santa! She took his candy cane and ran for the hills!! But for the rest of the day, all I heard was, "I saw Santa Claus. He give me canee." I guess in her sweet mind, she was a very brave girl!

4 comments:

Christine Allison said...

Why is it that Santa is so scary for little kids?? Makes me wonder...at least she got her candy!! Maybe next year you'll have a cute Santa and Abby picture!

Elliott family said...

Oh, she got her candy! Screaming her lungs out, she snatched the candy cane when he held it out to her! (Candy canes are her new obsession) Here's hoping for a better next year! ;)

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Kirsten said...

Haha. I was wondering when you said "she kept asking to see santa claus" when she had gotten over that phobia. (Remembering the flying santa claus that you filmed her screaming and running away from). Anyways, at least she thought she was brave.