Sunday, December 18, 2011

Children's Pageant

Our church held its annual children’s Christmas pageant today. The children conduct the entire Sunday worship and reinact the story of Christ's birth.

Chloe was an angel in the pageant and Matt was a shepherd. Oliver was supposed to be Matt’s lamb and he was also supposed to be Jesus when the wise men came, but Momma nixed his performances and put him in the nursery instead. I didn't think he could make it through an hour long service and he didn’t want to wear the lamb costume, he didn’t want Matt to hold him during the performance opting to run around like a rabid lamb and he didn’t want to greet the wise men instead demanding to know why they brought him gold, frankincense, and myrrh instead of an iPhone. At one point our youth director recommended the wise men hold an iPhone if it would get Oliver on cue. I didn’t think Oliver snatching an iPhone from a wise man and playing “Talking Tom” would really be the best portrayal of Jesus. Perhaps he can attempt again next year when he is 3.5 years old.

Chloe waiting for dress rehearsal to begin.

Chloe with the other angels and shepherds.


The stable scene.

Matt rehearsing his role as one of the lead shepherds. He is missing his lamb.

Oliver having fun in the nursery playing with Legos. He was happier here than onstage. He was dressed for his part and looked quite handsome in his traditional wear we got him in Ethiopia.

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