Monkeys Christmas program was last night and Monga, Papa and Aunt Sarah were able to join us.  Monkey did a ‘sneak preview’ of one of the songs before we left the house and I was so excited to see what was to come.  We dressed Caterpillar in a ‘tux’ that was given to us by Daddy’s boss.  I thought it was a great time to break in the outfit, since it was likely going to be his biggest event of the year.

We arrived right on time, dropped off Monkey in her classroom and headed to the auditorium.  On the way there I was thinking about how much I love her preschool and how much I love her teacher.  The school is nothing fancy, but what those teachers do with the children is amazing.  I started thinking about how we struggled with the decision for so long, and in the end God did lead us to exactly where we needed to be.

I came around the corner, and WOW.  The place was already packed and there were no empty seats.  We ended up in the very back and poor Monga and Papa had to sit on a bench.

We saw a friend from MOPS and she pointed out how many people had their kids taking up chairs, instead of sitting on laps in order to make room for some adults, or at least the elderly, which I agreed was a very good point.  I then overheard a mom telling her kids that she could not take them to class yet because she did not want to loose the seats.  Um… okay apparently following directions is not a valuable lesson for her kids since we were told several times to drop kids off on the way in so they could have time to settle in and practice.  By the end of the night I was a little surprised at how little Christmas spirit the other families displayed, but even so we had a good time.

Daddy snuck up front to take pictures and caught some good ones of Monkey when she was saying her line:  “REJOICE AND SING!”

After all was said and sung, we were all tired and ready to go home for some cake and ice cream!  I was so glad Papa and Monga were able to make it, because Monkey has really missed her Papa.  She was able to get some cootching in before we had to go.

Caterpillar didn’t make it to the cake…

We laughed a lot, especially during the finale.

As you can see from the picture, Monkey was getting a little bored, but upon taking a closer look I noticed none of the kids are doing the same motions.  I am pretty sure we had reached max capacity for the attention span of the three year olds… But, even so, I know our whole family had a great time and it was a great way to start the Christmas season!