Thursday, December 22, 2011

A star is born.

Not so much. Thankfully. Although that sure would have made for a memorable night.

And yes, I know. I've never looked lovelier. Thank heavens for one-size-fits-all stretchy white polyester.


And Calvin? Well, he was the sweetest pageant star of them all.


Even though he refused to pose for a single picture with me.


At least we were able to capture the true spirit of the event: A bunch of tired working moms in garland crowns trying to wrangle a bunch of ornery candle-wielding preschoolers while singing Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star.


Dying to know how that one goes? Well, let me fill you in.

Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the manger so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Guiding wise men on their way
To where baby Jesus lay


We all did pretty well, until we got to "guiding wise men..." At that point it kind of fell apart. Luckily, Calvin and I did some serious practicing beforehand and were able to carry it for the rest of the bunch.

Based on our stellar performance, as well as the number of moms I saw dressed up as angels (the next class up), I fear this won't be our last mother/son pageant appearance.

At least next year the robe might fit a little better.

5 comments:

the deKorne family said...

I'm pretty sure this is the highlight of my whole, entire Christmas season. You looked absolutely beautiful!

The Moser Fam... said...

I wish I could LIKE Heidi's comment. This the the cutest thing ever. I have NEVER heard of any pageant where they make parents dress up with their kids...but I kind of like it. Little sister has already made her theatrical debut. Oh..and sweet Cal looked precious!

Angela said...

Besides Calvin, you were the best star on that stage!

Carrie said...

love it abby! thinking of you this next week! can't wait to see pictures of your new little one!

Ashley Johnson said...

This post cracked me up! Seriously adorable though!

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