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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Program

So, I am a few days behind in blogging.  Hopefully in the next couple of days I will catch up.  But hold on, because I have a lot of pictures!

Last Friday was Ella and Miller's Thanksgiving Program.  Ella was the cutest little pilgrim and Miller the most handsome turkey.  They have been practicing for weeks at school (and at home).  Usually in her programs, Ella shines, singing loudly and motions exaggerated.  But last spring Ella could not find us in the audience and barely sang.  She spent the entire time her class was on the stage scanning the audience for Murray and me.  So, Friday morning I had a little pep talk with Miller and Ella.  I reminded them and even if they could not find us we would be there.  So, sing loud and smile.  

Ella spotted us right as she entered the sanctuary.  She started the program out giving Daddy a high five, very confident!
 Ella was the sweetest pilgrim ever!  She did not miss a word or motion.

Next up, Miller.  We had no idea how Miller would do.  Honestly, I thought he might not sing a word.  As surprising as it may be, Miller tends to get quiet and even shy in bigger crowds.  When he marched out, we did not know what to expect.
 He spotted me right away, pointing out "there is my mommy!"
Then the music began...  Miller blew everyone away!  He screamed at the top of lungs, "gobble, gobble gobble says the bird!"
He continued to belt out the rest of the song, stomping his feet and flapping his wings.  The second song he was very upset because he could not come down and give me a hug and a kiss.  But he came back for the third song with gusto singing loudly, "God our Father...."

After the program we went to Miller's classroom
 and then Ella's.
Miller's teachers were just as much in shock as we were at his performance (I had tears streaming down my face I was laughing so hard).  He overheard the conversation.  Miss Asha told me they never saw that coming, Miller had never sang like that in practice.  Miller looked right at me and said, "Mommy, you told me to sing loud."   Now I know that he does listen.

And sweet Sara Wells was just right there with us the entire time.  In Ella's class she found the perfect chewing toy as was as pleased as punch!
 After a long day of performing and partying, nothing is better than relaxing in daddy's arms.

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