Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sounds of the Season

Tonight was the annual Christmas program for Maddy's school at our church. Last night was decision time . . . what to wear??? For her, not me! Yes, her outfits are more important than mine -- when did that happen?? She wanted to wear a Christmas dress -- a size 4T Christmas dress! Although it still fit last year, it was definitely getting a bit too small. A few weeks ago, I bought her a darling little plaid skirt at the G*ap and black turtleneck, so she modeled it for Rick last night. He told it looked like a dress and was very pretty -- just what she needed to hear. Yay -- fashion emergency averted!

It was so incredibly sweet. I just love hearing those little voices singing such beautiful Christmas songs. Maddy says her favorite is "Joy to the World" -- that's one of my favs too and it was the finale --they did such a good job. I almost thought the program might be cancelled as we are having below zero temps here and had about 3-4 inches of snow today. It certainly would have been enough for me to call it off, but the program went on without a hitch. The kids looked so cute all dressed up instead of in their usual uniform jumpers and khakis. Funny -- Maddy was pointing out some of the kids in her class -- noting how cute one looked in his blazer (he used to sit next to her, so I think he is a special friend). She also pointed out her friend Ian. Earlier this school year, when she talked about Ian, he was always described as being shorter than her (very important as she does not like being the smallest in class). but he seems to have suddenly gotten taller. And, of course, her friend Mei was there --- she's a 2nd grader and loads of fun! Mei is only about 9 months older than Maddy, but quite a bit taller as you can see. Such sweet pretty girls!

It was a perfect ending to a crazy day! Can I just say how much I admire you folks in Colorado and up North in the wintertime!! We always have snow here and I'm sure I'll get used to driving in it, but oy-- it makes me a little crazy and I am a very nervous driver! Whew -- I had to talk to myself (out loud) all the way home and tell myself what a great job I was doing! Seriously, I'm thinking of taking the bus back and forth to work!


Michelle said...

Maddy and her friend are beautiful! I just love watching kids perform their Christmas songs. And I am like you in the winter. I don't like being on the roads and I don't like anyone I know being on the roads either! I think I need to become a Snowbird. :)

Felicia said...

It just makes my heart melt to watch children sing and perform. I love Maddy's skirt and t-neck. I don't like cold weather or the bad roads...I'm ready to move south.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Maddy looks gorgeous in her little outfit and I am sure her little voice singing Christmas carols was just as beautiful!!!! I love these Christmas performances too....Nick's was to be last night, but we had a little snow and ice that got in the way....they had to cancel it....big bummer!!

Have a wonderful day....Happy Holidays!


Lisa said...

That is a cute skirt! And I talk to myself and the car when I drive too. As if the car could use some words of encouragement. Then I thank it for getting us home safely!!

Denise said...

Maddy has the prettiest smile!

Merry Christmas~

Kerry said...

Perfect pick on Maddy's outfit- she looks adorable- and older in the turtleneck (they always do that!) Beautiful.

It will be a white Christmas for you then. Us too. We got 4 inches yesterday too. Never fun to drive in or haul the kids around. I am good with it through December and then be- gone with you snow!
Have a great week.

Kim said...

Maddy's outfit is just adorable! I too, love hearing children sing at Christmas! It just warms your insides.

Glad you made it home safely. Also love that Maddy is holding a stuffed animal (too cute).

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Such sweet and beautiful are right! And Maddy looks pretty in her outfit, it is perfectly holiday-ish! I can't wait to have my little girl participate in Christmas programs like that. :) It seems so sweet, I just know I would cry the whole time. I bet you do too!

Shari said...

What sweet pictures!!! Sounds like the Christmas program was wonderful!

Kate said...

Maddy looks lovely...I love black...and cute on little girls!

I am glad you had a great time...but sorry the snow stressed you out. I also talk to myself when I a driving under stress...and occasionaly other drivers... :-)

I hope you are having a great week!!

Lisa said...

Maddy looks so cute all dressed up. I bought Ellie the dress version of her skirt (great minds think alike : ) )

Sandy Toes said...

I have lived in snow all my life but I am still a nervous driver!!! The girls are so sweet!
Happy Thursday to you!
-sandy toes

Ivy said...

You have a beautiful child there! Love the smiles!

Happy Holidays.


Super Mommy said...

How cute is she?? Oh how I luv to hear the children sing too . . . so much I have committed mine to singing for 3 weekends that have 2 services each!

Stay warm and toasty!

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful outfit!! Yes, we want our little ones to look so cute and adorable!

Merry Christmas,
Alyzabeth's Mommy of Three Months!
Forever Family Day 09/16/08

Jennifer said...

What fun! Maddy looked beautiful!

It was 22 degress here today in PA. Yikes!!!

I love this time of year but I hate the cold.


Lucy said...

I can't wait for those days of Christmas concerts! Maddy looked adorable in her skirt, I want one!
I don't know how you ever get used to the snow. We get a ton of it and everytime it comes, I hunker down and don't leave the house if at all possible!

Erin said...

Adorable girls. I love Maddy's skirt!!! LIbby is VERY small too---at 3 1/2 she weighs only 26 pounds. She doesn't like it either, as everyone tells her how TINY she is... I love hearing children sing too! It is like angels.