Snow fell in the morning, creating powdery conditions, which might be great for skiing but not so much for sledding. Nevertheless, the cousins owned the slopes as many children were still in school that Tuesday afternoon.
To combat the powdery conditions, the dads applied a nice coating of WD-40 to the sleds! Yes, it was almost a clip from Christmas Vacation as the cousins zipped past other sledders at not-quite rocket speeds!
In the meantime, Mommies busily wrapped presents, stitched dolls, and baked goodies. It was a wonderful, wonderful day!
Nativity Re-enactment …
Sadly, the camera work isn’t the best as the camera owner and helpers were learning how to operate this complicated point ‘n shoot device, but hopefully, you’ll enjoy the results and the commentary anyway!
No rocking or stick horse in the stable; so our traditional understudy for Mary’s donkey is the little blue elephant! And that is NOT the old hag from Snow White fame begging to rent a room from the “GRUMPY(?)” innkeeper, played by our sweet Taylor. It’s yet another understudy, rather a pathetic one, who stepped in to play the part of Joseph at the last moment.
As a 2-year-old, Connor was a fantastic shepherd, but THIS Christmas, his agent held out for a bigger cut of the holiday YUMMIES. Unfortunately, negotiations failed, and the production went with the understudy to play the part of Joseph! Let’s hope Connor comes around for next year! (There are rumors of EXTRA Tootsie Roll Pops if he’ll consent!)
One-year-old Maegan, made a surprise appearance as the angel. Until I saw this photo, I thought our play was angel-LESS because 3-year-old Mia opted to be a shepherd instead. Maegan needed no costume as her golden curls created the perfect halo!
The shepherds, Spencer and Mia, finally found Mary and the Babe. There REALLY are 2 shepherds in this shot. If you look hard, you can see our original angel-turned-shepherd who turned her back to the camera. She looks rather like a Tatooine Jawa.
We also had ONE Wiseman visit the holy family, but our cameraman failed to get him on film in costume. You’ll have to take my word for how dashing he looked in his turban! And he did a great job of delivering all three gifts – frankincense, gold, and myrrh.
For the finale, 7 of the 10 grandchildren reminded the audience that animals also honored the Christ Child. The older ones recited the traditional English carol, “The Friendly Beasts,” while the little ones waved paper-sack puppets around and around and around!
Just wanted you to catch another view of Maegan, the walk-on Angel!