Monday, December 22, 2008

A Star-Studded Weekend

Let's see if I can re-cap some of our weekend in 250 words or less. :) This is what we woke up to on Saturday morning, after all Friday night activities were cancelled, including Avery's dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker.

The girls were so anxious to get out in the snow, or "no", depending on which one was talking, so I bundled them up and took them out. Avery sat right down and got to business eating as much snow as she could. (Yes, I explained the whole yellow-snow thing.)

Didn't take long for Amanda to take her queue

Uncle Nathan joined us shortly with a sled, which worked well in the neighbor's yard.

Avery had to come in early because her fingers were cold, but Nathan said Amanda would have kept going if he'd stayed out.

Instead he brought her in and taught them about the joys of snow and syrup together. The three of them huddled around the bowl, each holding a spoon.

At 9:30 that morning, I had gotten a call saying that the Sunday matinee performance had been moved to Saturday, because of more snow fore-casted for Sunday. So we had to be there at 12:00 for costume and make-up. Avery was in ACT II and my eyes were brimming as she entered the stage. She did such a good job and looked so little up there! (The little Flower Fairy on the right)

This is during curtain call when she spotted all of us watching. She had the support of nearly all of her local family between the two shows. THANK YOU all for coming!!
This may have been her biggest fan. Amanda sat on her daddy's lap, watched intently, clapped when appropriate and softly hummed along with the music. Maybe next year for her. :)

Sunday morning Avery "starred" in the kids choir at our church. They sang several songs and all the letters said a little piece of a poem.
After she said her line and had passed the mic, she whispered to me in the front row, "Mom, I said it slow!"

I was in the adult choir (last one on the right).

Couldn't resist taking a picture of the girls in their Christmas dresses after church. Oh, what an incredible time of year!


Deidre said...

Oh my goodness - SO CUTE!! What a special time.

I so wish it would snow around here. A really good snow so we can sled and such.

Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a fun packed weekend :) Winter is such a fun time with the kids. We get to teach them all the things we enjoy.

The girls look great in their Christmas dresses. Enjoy your holidays!

P.S. Posting pics on my blog this week that you might enjoy :)

Laurie said...

Great photography, Mom! You captured so much of the magic of the season in your pictures. :) Precious.

Momagoose said...

What a beautiful glimpse into your world! The girls are so precious! I love the pictures of Avery as a fairy. She was so poised. Great Job, Avery! :o)

Kimberly said...

That was one busy weekend DESPITE the snow wasn't it? You must be so proud of your little girls! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

It really IS such an incredible time of the year...and you captured your weekend with some fantastic pictures! Oh, how proud you must be of your sweet girls. She looked so lovely up there on stage.

Merry Christmas, my friend! Soak up every little bit!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I would of loved to have seen both of those performances! The photos are just precious! :)