Yesterday was just what I needed to put me in the Christmas spirit focusing on what is really important about this season. My boys participated in a Christmas Pageant at their school that was the story of the birth of Jesus but in a very unique and adorable way. The basic gist was that all of the baby animals in Bethlehem had heard there was a new baby born and they were trying to figure out who the baby was. A baby mouse, a baby chick, a baby donkey, baby billy goat, baby dove, even baby Owls (which was Ricky’s entire 3rd grade class). Each of the classes performances from pre-kindergarten all the way through 8th grade tied into the story and brought it all together at the end, when of course, they determine that the baby is Jesus Christ. I got teary eyed more than once and just about cry when I re-watch the video which you can watch if you would like below, but first a few pictures.
Benny getting ready:
The pre-kindergarteners sang “We are little gifts wrapped up tight, filled with love from Jesus Christ,” and were dressed up like gifts with big bows. The boys and our beautiful little friend, Kaycee.
The next two pictures illustrate the difference between Benny and Nolan so well. When Benny saw me in the audience he raised his head and made eye contact, to let me know that he saw me.
Nolan, on the other hand, did this. Oh he saw me alright and wanted to make sure that we all saw him!
Cute little gifts.
Ricky’s class as Owls, sang, “Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, who can the baby be? The angels sang, the heavens rang, on this glorious morn. On this great day in a bed of hay, a little baby is born.”
And the video (about 4 1/2 minutes if you care to watch): Admittedly, I get all emotional and teary because they are my own boys, but it still is pretty cute. During the singing parts, Benny is in the back center row and Nolan is to the far right of the screen. Ricky is in the back center behind the microphone.
A big thank you to all of the teachers and the staff that put together this meaningful and adorable program. I truly loved it!