One of the great joys of having children is watching them perform in their school and church concerts. Last week Charlie had his Winter Concert at school. And over the weekend, Charlie and Paige participated in the Christmas Cantata at church. Oh, the joyous sound of children's singing voices!
Charlie is in the second row, red sweater vest. Sorry about the bit that is out of focus.
Charlie is in same red sweater vest, and Paige is in black sweater and red skirt. Again - video is far from professional. During one performance I had Anna on my lap, and I was late coming into the other one because I was tending to Anna in the nursery. I am guessing she was jealous that she was not the star of the show (or at least allowed up on the stage with a microphone- ha!)
Paige has her Kindergarten Christmas Concert next week. I can't wait! She has been practicing, and I can only hope for a preview as good as this one!
Over the weekend, the kids made gingerbread houses with Jonathan. They all had a great time! They all made a great mess! And they all made some great memories! =)
I am glad that Jonathan is willing to participate in such craftiness with the kids, because I am pretty sure they would never get the experience otherwise. I love to cook and bake, but I also don't like a huge mess. (Even though I ended up cleaning up most of it anyway so I could have a clean sink and counter to make dinner- ha!)
I was pretty impressed, though. I would have bought one of those kits, but Jonathan insisted upon actually baking their own gingerbread and cutting out the shapes. So, Charlie and I went to the store to stock up on candy decorations while Paige and Jonathan mixed, cut and baked the housing pieces. (Anna was napping like an angel -- or there definitely would have been a mess!!)
This just may have become a new tradition for Daddy and kids! =)
Anna Banana Pants is our third child who has a little something extra...an extra 21st chromosome. Having a child with Down syndrome is not the life sentence that many believe it to be. In fact, it is the probably the greatest blessing we have received as a family. This blog is about Anna, and our everyday family life.