Friday, January 2, 2009

Smiley's Christmas Concert

Well, holiday concert actually as it was at his public school, although you know what? I think they did call it a Christmas concert and just stuck to secular songs.
Because of the lack of a proper auditorium at his school, the concert was held at a nearby middle school.

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Here's Smiley with his teacher Ms. Heidi before the show. He's got a little crush on her.

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Anyhow, we took everyone but Lump to the show.

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His class performed a Hawaiian Christmas song (not Mele Keleekemaka [sic])complete with pointy elf hats and a lei. I'd know the title of the song but Smiley appears to have stolen the program from his drawer in our filing cabinet (each kid has their own drawer full of momentos and schoolwork).

[update: I found the program. It was 'The Merry Hula']

He's third from the left in this shot.

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It was a ball. Afterwards I snuck down to his class to retrieve him and take him home, as we weren't going to stay for the whole program (very rude I know, but every once in awhile you gotta just do what's best for yourself)

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But . . . the guilt got to us, and the songs were pretty good, and so we stayed for 3/4ths of the performance (and therefore got a chance to see his other teacher sing a song in a trio)

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We left early, as I said, and loittered for a minute or two in the hall.

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Even with a bad hair day going on I couldn't stop being proud of the little guy!

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P.S. One thing I did want to mention is that his school videotapes every concert and event and offers the results to families at a very reasonable cost - two DVD's for $10 in the case of this concert. What a great program, one that spares me from having to watch every special day through the viewfinder of a camera. Good job public school!

3 comments:

Bridgett said...

Smiley looks just like you. :)

XOXO

Jeanne said...

Smiley looks so happy, and he seems to know it was for him all the fuss and all..

Sybil said...

I was just wondeing when we would get some good fun photographs. They are lovely...What fun for Smiley...Did he try to sing at the concert Dan or is he quite happy to just be there ?... He is such a smiley boy !!
Love Sybil xx