Monday, December 20, 2010

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


Does anyone remember this book from childhood? I LOVED this book.  So hilarious and sweet.  Well, I had the pleasure of being at our own version of the best pageant ever this past weekend!

Our school puts on a Christmas show complete with a live nativity every Christmas.  This show is so popular that we actually auction off front row seats every spring at our annual auction!  We hit the jackpot this year though, with prime seating:


Awesome!  I’m considering having another baby in order to secure this location next year!  (Kidding, totally kidding…I think.)

So Liam was asked to be Baby Jesus for both the 1st-6th grade show and the Pre-K, Kdg and 6th grade show.  The 6th grade performs twice, with two different casts for the living nativity.  Devon is the 6th grade teacher, so it was exciting to have Liam be a part of the show.  I was so super excited, but also nervous…what if he flipped his lid while up in Mary’s arms???  But I didn’t have to worry, our littlest man rocked his swaddling clothes like a pro.  Here’s some pictures of both performances:



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The nativity is acted out along to a song entitled “Mama Mary.” Makes me cry EVERY STINKIN YEAR.  When I was in 6th grade at Sacred Heart, I actually got picked to be Mary!  Truly a huge thrill, I kid you not.

At the end of Mama Mary, an extra special visitor arrives:


While the kids all sing “Silent Night,” Santa walks up the aisle to present a gift to the Baby Jesus.  This year, my dad (Poppy) got to be Santa!  Talk about a tearjerker, I tell you. Santa leaves his hat for Baby Jesus and then the whole school breaks out into “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

I know what you’re thinking.  And yes, it IS the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.  Ever.

We also got to see Seamus and Grace perform their songs with their classes!

Seamus had a solo, “Strike the harp and join the chorus!”  He did great!


He decided to rock out with some dance moves during “Jingle Bells!”012


Grace did a wonderful job in her very first Christmas show!  She learned all of the words to “Christmas in Killarney” and smiled and sang so beautifully.


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Such a special show!  So glad that all three of our little loves could be a part of it. 


Jennifer said...

Wow. Made me teary. Gotta love a Catholic school! Love it. Went 16 years myself and taught in a Catholic school for 6 years before I had Cat. We used to put on some humdinger Christmas programs ourselves. Cat and Anne had 12 years of Catholic school themselves. Owen may go to the same school they did. Amazing legacy.

Jen Weisser said...

Love Seamus rockin out on stage! Too funny! Gracie looks so pretty in her Christmas dress! & that has to be the cutest baby Jesus ever!!! I bet Pop made a great Santa!! So much fun!

Greene Family said...

Yes - that is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I would have been in tears too. Your kids are SO adorable!! How special to have all three of them and your dad be a part of the show! Yay for Liam rocking his swaddling clothes and for Seamus and Grace doing so great with their songs! I love that last picture of your three cuties! Grace looks like a little angel in the picture of her in the show!